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Water supplies and bank filtration – a system under pressure?
Tuesday, 9.9.14
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With professional articles on practice-oriented subjects as well as current reports and messages from the Eawag water research.

Evolutionary ecology
How can evolutionary ecology support environmental management?

Evolutionary ecology

Is a seasonal moratorium sufficient to protect threatened fish populations? What are the impacts of size-selective fishing? Why are disease control efforts involving mass drug administration not always successful? Knowledge of evolutionary processes can make a valuable contribution to decision-making in environmental management.  >> 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 July 2014  

Like a Fish in the Rhine – Professor swims, Eawag analyses
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! The Rhine Water Project is, however, more than just a show: along with those accompanying him, Fath will take water samples all along the way and document the changes in Rhine water quality along the whole stretch, analysing also passive collections that cling to his neoprene suit. [...]

19 June 2014  

More phosphorus in Lake Lucerne? Eawag is critical.
First Lake Brienz, and now Lake Lucerne – calls are being increasingly made for there to be more phosphorus in Lake Lucerne. The Neuen Luzerner Zeitung argues that the lake is too clean, which is why the fishermen’s yields are too small. Experts at Eawag are critical of the demands to cut down on phosphorus removal at the water treatment plants. They have produced a paper which details the reasons for their stance on the matter.

27 May 2014  

Wastewater reveals drug consumption picture
Wastewater contains traces of drugs and their metabolites. This allows us to draw conclusions on drug use – not of individuals, but of entire cities. A study carried out in 2012 and 2013 in 42 European cities shows that above-average quantities of cocaine are consumed in Basel, Geneva, St. Gallen and Zurich. Berne sits in the mid-range, whilst Antwerp and Amsterdam come out on top. [...]

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