Environment and Energy

The Ecology Team ensures a sustainable operation of Eawag by:

Conserving resources - ensuring Eawag employees act in an environmentally conscious way
Networking – providing a platform for information and coordination of eco-policy and eco-action
Playing a role model – providing leadership and motivation for environmental protection and sustainable development
Concrete action – developing strategies and action plans and providing support during their implementation


Team Leader & Environmental representative - Thomas Lichtensteiger

  • Coordinates corporate environmental activities of Eawag and promotes sustainable development
  • Heads the Eco Team
  • Implements monitoring mechanisms for successful resource and environmental management (Environment + Energy)
  • Advises the Directorate and research & technical departments on environmental management and sustainable development issues
  • Deals with public relations
Prof. Dr. Rik EggenDeputy DirectorTel. +41 58 765 5320Send Mail
Marc BöhlerApplication and DevelopmentTel. +41 58 765 5379Send Mail
René SchönenbergerLab TechnicianTel. +41 58 765 5105Send Mail
Brigitte GermannTel. +41 58 765 2107Send Mail
Markus BürgiTel. +41 58 765 5630Send Mail
Karin GhilardiAdministratorTel. +41 58 765 5481Send Mail
Thomas KälinTel. +41 58 765 6447Send Mail

Project groups

Material flows; waste - Thomas Lichtensteiger, René Schönenberger, Marc Böhler

Energy flows, renewable energies (Environment + Energy) - Thomas Lichtensteiger, Max Mauz, Markus Bürgi

Internal evironmental incentives, Mobility/transport - Thomas Lichtensteiger, Brigitte Germann, Marc Böhler, Karin Ghilardi

Landscaping/environmental design - Thomas Lichtensteiger, Markus Bürgi

Offers Video Conferencing, IT  - Thomas Kälin

Directorate representative - Rik Eggen