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

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.

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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Janet Hering, Director of Eawag (Photo: Eawag)
March 22, 2021 –

The motto of today’s World Water Day is “Valuing water – What means water to you?”. With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of...

The motto of today’s World Water Day is “Valuing water – What means water to you?”. With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water. In an interview, Eawag Director Janet Hering explains the importance of water for the aquatic research institute Eawag and also her personally.

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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

Projects

Overview of our research projects