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Safe drinking water: fluoride is removed by a community filter installed in the Ethiopian village of Wayo Gabriel. (Photo: Eawag)
March 18, 2015

In many regions of Asia, Africa and South America, consumption of groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride causes severe health problems. Read more

November 4, 2014

The Swiss water economy is not optimally prepared to cope with the forthcoming changes in terms of climate and society. Nevertheless, the National Research Programme "Sustainable Water Management" (NRP 61) concludes that Switzerland will have enough water if regional collaboration is expanded, if sustainable solutions to water conflicts are found and if water protection efforts are continued. Read more

The processes of river water infiltration and groundwater exfiltration are influenced by high‑ and low-flow conditions (as pictured here on the Thur) and the widening of channelized rivers.
September 9, 2014

Abundant supplies of safe drinking water are among Switzerland’s most valuable natural resources, with groundwater accounting for 80% of the total. A third of this groundwater, in turn, is fed by infiltrating river water. Read more

Bild: Stephan Müller (Abteilungschef Wasser, Bafu), Paul Svoboda (Leiter Gewässerschutz, Basel-Stadt) sowie die Eawag-Wissenschafter Matthias Ruff und Heinz Singer (von links).
September 8, 2014

Today, Monday 8 September, the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and Eawag are somewhat belatedly celebrating the anniversary of the International Rhine Monitoring Station (RMS) in Weil am Rhein. Read more

July 24, 2014

Chemistry professor Andreas Fath from the Furtwangen University in Baden-Württemberg is looking for money for new analysis equipment and for water research at his institute. From 28 July to 24 August he will swim the entire Rhine for this purpose, from the mountains in Graubünden to Rotterdam, including Lake Constance! Read more

February 14, 2014

Over a hundred guests took up the invitation to attend the closing event of the NFP 61 SWIP (Long-term Planning of Sustainable Water Infrastructure) on 23 January 2014. Read more

1. Ein Grundwasserpumpbrunnen bei Winterthur; © NFP61
December 3, 2013

In the course of the last few decades, the oxygen concentration levels in aquifers in the Swiss Plateau have dropped irregularly. Read more

Infrastruktur: Vorsicht vor Investitionsstau
November 5, 2013

The engineering firm Hunziker Betatech has devised an unusual 50th anniversary present for itself: a study of the condition of the water and sewage pipes in Switzerland. Read more

April 29, 2013

Despite melting glaciers, Switzerland faces no shortage of water, even in the long term. Currently only 5% of available annual precipitation is used for the water supply. Read more

March 11, 2013

The "Basel-Landschaft 21 Regional Water Supply" project will examine current contamination issues and threats to groundwater and drinking water, as well as structural shortcomings in the water supply system. Read more