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

January 25, 2024 –

At night or during cold winter days, lake water cools faster near the shore than in the middle of the lake. This creates a current that connects the shallow shore region with the deeper part of the lake. An international team led...

At night or during cold winter days, lake water cools faster near the shore than in the middle of the lake. This creates a current that connects the shallow shore region with the deeper part of the lake. An international team led by Eawag researchers were able to show for the first time that this horizontal circulation transports gases such as oxygen and methane.

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Latest Publications

Anderson, R. S., Dubois, N., Brown, E. T., & Stockhecke, M. (2024). Development of a landscape in NE Minnesota, from the early Holocene to forest-harvesting, agriculture and industry. Holocene. doi:10.1177/09596836231225720, Institutional Repository
Bauersachs, T., Schubert, C. J., Mayr, C., Gilli, A., & Schwark, L. (2024). Branched GDGT-based temperature calibrations from Central European lakes. Science of the Total Environment, 906, 167724 (11 pp.). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167724, Institutional Repository
Colls, M., Viza, A., Zufiarre, A., Camacho-Santamans, A., Laini, A., González-Ferreras, A. M., … Romero, F. (2024). Impacts of diffuse urban stressors on stream benthic communities and ecosystem functioning: a review. Limnetica, 43(1), 89-108. doi:10.23818/limn.43.07, Institutional Repository

Surf Seminars

04.03.​2024,
11.00 am
Eawag Kastanienbaum, Seeheim & online via Zoom

Kastanienbaum Seminar

11.03.​2024,
11.00 am
Eawag Kastanienbaum, Seeheim & online via Zoom

Kastanienbaum 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!