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July 19, 2011

Reinventing the toilet – this is the ambitious goal being pursued by an interdisciplinary team led by Eawag. The end product of the project is to be a toilet which collects source separated urine and faeces for further treatment, while recycling used water on site.. Read more

June 21, 2011

On Wednesday, 22 June 2011 Eawag will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an information day under the motto "Healthy water resources - balancing the needs of humans and the environment".. Read more

May 1, 2011

Two Russian MIR submarines arrived in Le Bouveret on Lake Geneva today. An international team of scientists headed by ETH Lausanne will use these to get to the bottom of "Lac Léman" in the coming months in the truest sense of the word.. Read more

April 29, 2011

Die Klimaerwärmung trägt dazu bei, dass sich der Sauerstoffmangel in europäischen Gewässern verstärkt. Um einen Überblick über die Prozesse in den europäischen Binnengewässern und Meeren zu erhalten, sammeln Wissenschafter und Wissenschafterinnen aus 20 europäischen Forschungsinstitutionen und elf Ländern seit zwei Jahren Daten im Rahmen des EU-Projektes «HYPOX».. Read more

April 8, 2011

In six chapters, the brochure "The highlights of Eawag" provides an insight into water research in the past, the present and the future..  Read more

March 31, 2011

Zurich Insurance Companyhas awarded a special prize to the Eawag project "Nitrogen recycling with air stripping at the sewage treatment plant Kloten/Opfikon". The project, realised by the ARA Kloten/Opfikon and the team around Marc Böhler, financed by the "Amt für Abfall, Wasser, Energie und Luft (AWEL) " of the canton Zurich), received a special prize within the scope of the Zurich Climate Award ceremony.. Read more

February 25, 2011

Whether an individual parasitoid wasp reproduces sexually or asexually is determined by a single gene.. Read more

February 15, 2011

Together with the University of Applied Sciences in Bern and other universities and Non-Profit-Organisations Eawag offers a new CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) about “Integrated Water Resource Management” (IWRM).. Read more

January 17, 2011

Health-threatening levels of arsenic and other toxic elements may contaminate drinking water used by seven million inhabitants of Vietnam's Red River delta, according to a study. Researchers have known for more than a decade that groundwater in parts of Southeast Asia contains naturally occurring arsenic, at levels which exceed the World Health Organization's (WHO) safety standards.. Read more

January 4, 2011

Examination of deep sea corals reveals that there have been drastic changes to oceanic currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s. The influence of the cold water Labrador Current, which is in periodic interchange with the warm Gulf Stream, has been decreasing continually since the 1970s.. Read more