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Evolutionary ecology
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Evolutionary ecology

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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.

14 April 2014  

Radioactivity in sediments of Lake Biel - Eawag results have been published
In the summer 2013, Eawag and the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection (LABORATORY SPIEZ) have withdrawn sediment cores from Lake Biel and examined the sediment layers for radioactivity. The study confirms the existence of a Cs-137 peak, which can be assigned to the charges published from 1999 on the nuclear power station Muehleberg. According to the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH the Cs-137 in the sediments of Lake Biel do not pose any risks to health. The full report on the study (in German) can be downloaded on the website of FOPH.

8 April 2014   Everyone is invited to the event celebrating the completion of the Chriesbach revitalisation!
On Saturday, 17 May 2014, a celebration open to the public will be held along the revitalised Chriesbach on the Eawag premises in Dübendorf. Everyone is invited from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a close-up look at the «new» brook. Eawag researchers and Cantonal employees will give glimpses into their research, the brook and its creation at several stations. [...]

4 April 2014   Wastewater Treatment Plant Extension Underway
100 of the more than 700 Swiss wastewater treatment plants can be upgraded for the elimination of micropollutants, thanks to the positive decision of the Federal council. Eawag is in the midst of this major project. Together with the ARA wastewater treatment plant in Dübendorf, Eawag is doing pioneer work, and together with the Swiss Water Association it ensures continuing information exchange. [...]

Further news

25 April 2014
ETH Zentrum, Universitätsstrasse 16
28 April 2014
Eawag Kastanienbaum
30 April 2014
Eawag Kastanienbaum