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

Splash Talk Award «The Emerging Profession of Integration Experts” 

Congratulations to Jan Streit, Sabine Hoffmann & Christian Pohl for winning the award: Splash Talk Presentation Award with the title: The Emerging Profession of Integration Experts at the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference 2021. Within the conference the top 3 Splash Talk Presentations were honored with a prize based on reviewers’ ratings and conference participants’ votes.

Authors: Jan Streit, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Environmental Social Sciences; Sabine Hoffmann, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland, Christian Pohl, D-USYS TdLab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

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.

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July 15, 2021 –

Open Science is an important development in science - open access to the results of research. Eawag supports these and makes a growing part of its research data, including descriptions, images and even software, available publicly...

Open Science is an important development in science - open access to the results of research. Eawag supports these and makes a growing part of its research data, including descriptions, images and even software, available publicly and free of charge on the Eawag platform ERIC or, in special cases, on discipline-specific, international databases. ERIC complements the long-standing platform DORA for scientific publications.

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Symbolic image - Poyab bridge under construction, Fribourg, Switzerland (Photo: Markus Thoenen, iStock)
June 7, 2021 –

From flood protection and drinking water supply to the revitalisation of water bodies and hydropower production – water policy in Switzerland takes place in a wide variety of sectors. However, the exchange of information between...

From flood protection and drinking water supply to the revitalisation of water bodies and hydropower production – water policy in Switzerland takes place in a wide variety of sectors. However, the exchange of information between politically divided players is often difficult. Science plays an important role as a bridge builder between the camps.

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ESS Competence Clusters

EHP

Environmental Health Psychology (EHP)

DA

Decision Analysis

EnvEco

Environmental Economics

Cirus

Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Dynamics

PEGO

Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance

ITD

Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research

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