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Public Guided Tour
Tuesday 9 December 2014

Tour of the Forum Chriesbach

River restoration
Do block ramps improve river connectivity for fish?

River restoration

The innumerable sills and weirs found along Switzerland’s rivers fragment the habitats of aquatic organisms and impede the migration of fish. These artificial barriers are therefore increasingly being replaced by block ramps. Whether such measures are effective in restoring connectivity, however, depends on the type of ramp and the fish species concerned.  >> more



Eawag is a world-leading aquatic research institute. Its research, which is driven by the needs of society, provides the basis for innovative approaches and technologies in the water sector. Through close collaboration with experts from industry, government and professional associations, Eawag plays an important bridging role between theory and practice, allowing new scientific insights to be rapidly implemented.

24 November 2014  

Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize for Lisa Scholten
At the ETH Day 2014 Lisa Scholten was awarded the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize for her dissertation. This prize is given in recognition of outstanding doctoral and master‘s dissertations on the topic of water protection and hydrology and was handed over by Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, Rector ETHZ. In her dissertation, Lisa examined the future challenges in relation to water resources, and how these can be tackled. [...]

4 November 2014  

Enough water in the future? Research identifies solutions to potential user conflicts
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. [...]

19 September 2014   Tove Larsen will become member of directorate
Eawag researcher Dr. Tove Larsen will become the new member of the Directorate. She will succeed Professor Hansruedi Siegrist, who will retire at the end of September 2014, as from 1 October 2014. Tove Larsen holds a Doctor’s degree in Process Engineering and has been a senior scientist in Eawag’s Department of Urban Water Management since 1999. As a member of the Directorate, Tove Larsen will represent the research field of environmental engineering, thus supporting Eawag’s endeavour to implement innovative technologies in a practical manner. Tove Larsen has already led large-scale research projects in the field of urban water management with a high degree of success. In the course of her activities to date, she was also a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering for eight years at ETH Zurich and a Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for one year.
Press release of the ETH Board

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