Department Environmental Social Sciences

Environmental Social
Sciences

We aim at understanding social change with a focus on water and sanitation from an integrative social science perspective

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News

Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student Paper Award 2020

Congratulations to Fridolin Haag for winning the 2020 «Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student Paper Award». DAS belongs to INFORMS, «The leading international association for Operations Research & Analytics professionals». DAS gives the Student Paper Award annually to the best decision analysis paper by a student author, as judged by a panel of members of the Society. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium.

Fridolin received the award for one of the papers of his PhD thesis in the Cluster Decision Analysis:

Haag, F., Reichert, P., Maurer, M., Lienert, J. (2019) Integrating uncertainties of preferences and predictions in decision models: An application to regional wastewater planning. Journal of Environmental Management 252: 109652

Networks in Water Governance

August 28, 2020 – A new book edited by Manuel Fischer and Karin Ingold explores the latest applications of network analysis to the study and practice of water governance. It covers water governance issues such as flood protection and fisheries, as well as overarching concepts like integrated water management and social-ecological interactions.

Manuel Fischer (Photo: Peter Penicka, Eawag)
December 4, 2020 –

The University of Bern has appointed the political scientist Manuel Fischer from the Eawag Department of Environmental Social Sciences (ESS) as titular professor.

The University of Bern has appointed the political scientist Manuel Fischer from the Eawag Department of Environmental Social Sciences (ESS) as titular professor.

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Public Toilet in Kampala, Uganda ( Photo: Linda Strande)
November 19, 2020 –

At Eawag, the aquatic research institute, numerous scientists are conducting research into toilets. In short videos, seven of them explain what fascinates them about the topic and what exactly their research is all about.

At Eawag, the aquatic research institute, numerous scientists are conducting research into toilets. In short videos, seven of them explain what fascinates them about the topic and what exactly their research is all about.

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ESS Competence Clusters

EHP

Environmental and Health Psychology

DA

Decision Analysis

EnvEco

Environmental Economics

Cirus

Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Dynamics

PEGO

Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance

ITD

Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research

Projects

Overview of our research projects