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Public Guided Tour
Tuesday 23 September 2014

Tour of the Forum Chriesbach

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.

1 September 2014  

What are the social and environmental consequences of Switzerland’s energy change?
The Swiss Federal Institute WSL, together with Eawag, has launched a new research programme: ‘Energy Change Impact’. The programme will highlight the social and environmental impact of the energy change and will show how potential conflicts can be avoided. [...]

29 August 2014  

Swiss Federal Council member Schneider-Ammann visits Eawag
Thursday 28 August, 2014 saw a visit to Eawag by Education Minister Schneider-Ammann. He congratulated Director Janet Hering on having been elected for a third term in office, and spoke in glowing terms of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, hailing it as one of the flagships of Switzerland’s altogether exemplary education and research landscape. He said that there was also very strong support for Eawag in parliament. [...]

26 August 2014  

Construction work on modular research building gets underway
The construction of the modular research and innovation house NEST got underway at its ground-breaking ceremony today, on August 26. The building’s frame, its “backbone”, should be completed by the summer of 2015, upon which the first research modules will be installed. NEST is a joint project between industry, research and the public sector conducted by Empa and Eawag and erected on the Eawag/Empa campus in Dübendorf. [...]

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