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
September 14, 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

Air-stripping installation for nitrogen recovery at the Opfikon wastewater treatment plant. (Photo: Eawag, Aldo Todaro)
September 11, 2018

Wastewater smells foul and is full of pathogens. For these reasons it is usually removed and disposed of quickly. The out-of-sight-out-of-mind strategy is, however, costly and opportunities are lost. At Eawag’s Info Day, experts in practice come together with researchers who are seeking new answers – for example, on how nutrients or heat can be recovered from wastewater. Read more

Photo: Peter Penicka, Eawag
September 7, 2018

Eawag has a long history of innovation in the field of source separation technology. To understand this history, its collaborations and contexts, the directorate engaged historian Luke Keogh. His work resulted in the recently published “Flows of Science”, an intimate story of scientists at work. Read more

ESS Competence Clusters

EHPsy

Environmental and Health Psychology

DA

Decision Analysis

EnvEco

Environmental Economics

Cirus

Sustainability Transitions and Business Innovation

PEGO

Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance

Projects

Overview of our research projects