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With professional articles on practice-oriented subjects as well as current reports and messages from the Eawag water research.

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.

12 December 2014  

Alfred Johny Wüest to become a member of the Eawag Directorate
At its meeting on 10 and 11 December 2014, the ETH Board elected Johny Wüest to become a member of the Eawag Directorate. He will take office on 1 March 2015 as successor to Prof Bernhard Wehrli, who represented Kastanienbaum in the Directorate and will leave office at the end of February 2015. [...]

11 December 2014  

Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms
Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, in collaboration with Canton Zurich, is now pursuing a new approach for species identification, requiring no more than samples of DNA shed into the environment. [...]

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. [...]

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