Department Environmental Social Sciences

Environmental Social
Sciences

The Environmental Social Sciences department (ESS) aims at understanding social change with a focus on water and sanitation from an integrative social science perspective

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Photo: Eawag, Aldo Todaro
October 2, 2018

Research in low- and middle-income countries is an important component of Eawag’s mission. The Eawag Partnership Programme (EPP) was developed to strengthen research and research ties with students and academic institutions in the Global South. 10 years and over 80 fellows from 28 different countries later, EPP celebrates the successful building of bridges and transfer of scientific knowledge. Read more

This decentralised wastewater treatment installation in the Canton of Schwyz treats the wastewater produced by one family. (Photo: Mariane Schneider)
September 27, 2018

Dealing with wastewater right where it is being produced, instead of in central treatment plants, can be more flexible and economical depending on the location. In Switzerland, however, there are very few such decentralised wastewater treatment plants – although, as Eawag researchers have established, there is a surprisingly strong market potential for them.  Read more

Photo: Eawag, Aldo Todaro
September 25, 2018

Research in low- and middle-income countries is an important component of Eawag’s mission. The Eawag Partnership Programme (EPP) was developed to strengthen research and research ties with students and academic institutions in the Global South. 10 years and over 80 fellows from 28 different countries later, EPP celebrates the successful building of bridges and transfer of scientific knowledge. Read more

ESS Competence Clusters

EHPsy

Environmental and Health Psychology

DA

Decision Analysis

EnvEco

Environmental Economics

Cirus

Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Dynamics

PEGO

Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance

Projects

Overview of our research projects