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

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.

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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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