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Resource management
Many paths to a common goal: water in context

Resource management

To conserve and improve the conditions of the world’s water resources and aquatic ecosystems, we must value ecosystem services appropriately, promote transparent information on trade-offs between the use of water and other natural resources, and ensure an adequate level of human welfare for all.  >> 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.

9 April 2015

Major Commendation for Urs von Gunten
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has honoured Urs von Gunten, from the Water Resources and Drinking Water department, with a professorship as part of the President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists initiative. The CAS awards this commendation in order to recognise leading international scientists for outstanding contributions in their field. Thirty researchers from all over the world have received this honour in 2015, three in the area of environmental science. [...]

18 March 2015
  Native fish species under pressure in the Engadine and Poschiavo
An international research team led by Eawag, Bern University and the Bern Natural History Museum has shed light on the depths of alpine and prealpine lakes. In “Projet Lac”, fish populations – such as those in Lake Sils (Silsersee) and Lago di Poschiavo – have been surveyed more systematically than ever before. [...]
3 March 2015
  Methane oxidation fuelled by algal oxygen production
Methane emissions are strongly reduced in lakes with anoxic bottom waters. But here – contrary to what has previously been assumed – methane removal is not due to archaea or anaerobic bacteria. A new study on Lake Cadagno in Canton Ticino shows that the microorganisms responsible are aerobic proteobacteria. The oxygen they require is produced in situ by photosynthetic algae. [...]

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