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

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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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Latest Publications

Ulloa, H. N.; Constantinescu, G.; Chang, K.; Horna-Munoz, D.; Hames, O.; Wüest, A. (2020) Horizontal transport under wind-induced resonance in stratified waterbodies, Physical Review Fluids, 5(5), 054503 (20 pp.), doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.054503, Institutional Repository
Li, N.; Xie, M.; Sack, D.; Dubois, N.; Yang, X.; Gao, G.; Li, D.; Liu, L.; Liu, H.; Leng, C.; Wang, J.; Liu, B.; Jie, D. (2020) Continuous aridification since the mid-Holocene as the main cause of C3/C4 dynamics in the grasslands of northeastern China, European Journal of Soil Science, doi:10.1111/ejss.12960, Institutional Repository
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Surf Seminars

17. - 18.08.​2020,
Cours de base en coopération avec l’OFEV
25. - 26.08.​2020,
Eawag Dübendorf – Basiskurs zusammen mit dem BAFU

Graduate Studies in our department

Video about Graduate Studies in the department Surface waters - Research and Management

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!