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

Grande Caraçaie between Yverdon and Yvonand (Photo: Mario Angst, WSL)
June 23, 2020 –

A new social-ecological approach allows complex relationships in ecosystem governance to be modelled as abstract but easily grasped networks.

A new social-ecological approach allows complex relationships in ecosystem governance to be modelled as abstract but easily grasped networks.

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Photo: Piotr Szpakowski, Shutterstock
May 25, 2020 –

126 Swiss researchers, including 6 from Eawag, want to draw the attention their Swiss compatriots to the scientific evidence showing the link between the emergence of pandemics and human disturbance of the natural environment.

126 Swiss researchers, including 6 from Eawag, want to draw the attention their Swiss compatriots to the scientific evidence showing the link between the emergence of pandemics and human disturbance of the natural environment.

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Photo: Max Maurer
May 11, 2020 –

How can water supply and wastewater disposal be provided flexibly and efficiently, especially in rapidly growing cities? A new research agenda formulates open questions from a technical, social and transformative perspective. It...

How can water supply and wastewater disposal be provided flexibly and efficiently, especially in rapidly growing cities? A new research agenda formulates open questions from a technical, social and transformative perspective. It stresses the importance of transdisciplinary cooperation between research, policy and practice to promote innovation in the water sector.

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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

ITD

Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research

Projects

Overview of our research projects