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The latest news from Eawag

The latest news from Eawag

Lémanscope is a citizen-science initiative to monitor the health of Lake Geneva (Photo, 2024 EPFL/Jamani Caillet - CC-BY-SA 4.0)
News
500 volunteers needed to give Lake Geneva a check-up
May 21, 2024

EPFL has teamed up with three organizations – the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Association for the Safeguard of Lake Geneva (ASL) – to develop Lémanscope, a citizen-science initiative to monitor the health of Lake Geneva. Today the researchers are calling on volunteers to help collect essential data.

With the Global WASH Cluster Meeting and the Emergency Environmental Health Forum, two international conferences are held at Eawag (Photo: Eawag, Peter Penicka).
News
Eawag at the centre of international WASH efforts
May 17, 2024

Two international conferences are currently being held at Eawag in Dübendorf: the Global WASH Cluster Meeting and the Emergency Environmental Health Forum. Both are aimed at strengthening and focusing collaboration and international efforts on the topics of water, sanitation and hygiene in a humanitarian context.

Amphibian pond near Bremgarten. (Photo: Thomas Reich, WSL)
News
Four ponds, 100 square metres, diverse and fluctuating: ...
May 16, 2024

Number, size, surroundings and water level: for the first time, there are quantitative scientific recommendations when it comes to the development of new ecological infrastructures for amphibian conservation. A team of researchers from Eawag, WSL and info fauna karch has analysed the optimal conditions for life between water and land. 

Christian Stamm (Member of the Eawag Directorate), Benjamin Lüthi (Member of the Management Board of Hunziker Betatech AG HBT) and VSA Director Stefan Hasler receive the Blue Community certificate (from left, Photo: VSA).
News
Three important water stakeholders become a Blue ...
May 15, 2024

The Swiss Water Association (VSA), Eawag and Hunziker Betatech AG HBT recognise water as a public good and a human right, commit to tap water and become a Blue Community. At the same time, Blue Community Switzerland is joining forces with the Solidarit'eau Suisse network and utilising synergies. The VSA now runs the Blue Community Switzerland office together with partners.

Floodplains, like the Sense River near Plaffeien shown here, are some of the most diverse habitats in Switzerland. (Photo: Florian Altermatt, Eawag)
Publication
New book: Biodiversität zwischen Wasser und Land
May 7, 2024

This collaborative book from Eawag and WSL presents excursions through eight Swiss blue-green habitats.