Department Surface Waters - Research and Management

Surface Waters - Research & Management (Surf)

We focus both on processes in the aquatic environment as well as on entire systems of natural waters.

We perform basic and applied research and several projects have a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary focus, including system analysis. Read more

News

August 24, 2022 –

Of over a thousand lakes studied worldwide, about one in ten shows strange behaviour. In general, there is an increasing tendency for aquatic ecosystems to tip over. The ecological stability of lakes is decreasing, especially in...

Of over a thousand lakes studied worldwide, about one in ten shows strange behaviour. In general, there is an increasing tendency for aquatic ecosystems to tip over. The ecological stability of lakes is decreasing, especially in regions with low GDP and large human populations.

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Latest Publications

Smittarello, D., Smets, B., Barrière, J., Michellier, C., Oth, A., Shreve, T., … Syavulisembo Muhindo, A. (2022). Precursor-free eruption triggered by edifice rupture at Nyiragongo volcano. Nature, 609(7925), 83-88. doi:10.1038/s41586-022-05047-8, Institutional Repository
Moshi, H. A., Kimirei, I., Shilla, D., O’Reilly, C., Wehrli, B., Ehrenfels, B., & Loiselle, S. (2022). Citizen scientist monitoring accurately reveals nutrient pollution dynamics in Lake Tanganyika coastal waters. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194(10), 689 (18 pp.). doi:10.1007/s10661-022-10354-8, Institutional Repository

Surf Seminars

03.10.​2022,
11.00 am
Eawag Kastanienbaum, Online

CEEB Seminar

Graduate Studies in our department

Video about Graduate Studies in our department

Research Projects

Wastewater is a source of antibiotic resistant bacteria. We study their dissemination in the aquatic environment, and strategies to remove them.
Lakes store large amounts of heat. To what extent can this heat be used to replace the use of fossil fuels or electricity for heating and cooling purposes?
We assess the environmental impacts of hydropower plants to support a sustainable development of this energy resource.
4’000 river kilometers will be rehabilitated in Switzerland over the course of the coming 80 years – a unique opportunity for learning!