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Water quality: new insights thanks to a more efficient integrated approach

August 9, 2018 – The development of novel, less costly analytical methods is of crucial importance in addressing the issue of micropollutants in surface waters. 

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Bernhard Wehrli (Photo: Eawag)
August 10, 2018

Commitment to teaching: Eawag scientist Bernhard Wehrli took over the post of Director of Studies in Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich on August 1, 2018. Read more

Foam and algae mean that bathing is no longer a pleasure in the Mar Menor lagoon near La Manga (Spain). Photo: Øyvind Holmstad, CC 3.0
August 6, 2018

Lagoons are valuable natural habitats as well as being good for tourism. In the case of the “Mar Menor” in the Spanish province of Murcia, however, such large quantities of nutrients are entering the unique ecosystem via the groundwater that algal blooms are making swimming impossible. Working together with Eawag, Spanish researchers have been modelling the underground water flows in order to develop better cultivation and water management scenarios. Read more

Thousands and thousands of years of climate history have been archived in stalactites. (pxhere/cc)
August 2, 2018

Eawag, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have developed a new instrument: the “Combined Vacuum Crushing and Sieving System” (CVCS). This device makes possible the extraction of minute water and noble gas inclusions that are thousands of years old from the pores of minerals in caves, without distortion by the present atmosphere. Read more