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

November 15, 2022 –

Researchers at Eawag recommend setting up a monitoring system for antibiotic resistance in the synthesis report of the National Research Programme NRP 72 Antimicrobial resistance, similar to the wastewater monitoring for...

Researchers at Eawag recommend setting up a monitoring system for antibiotic resistance in the synthesis report of the National Research Programme NRP 72 Antimicrobial resistance, similar to the wastewater monitoring for Sars-CoV-2.

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Latest Publications

Olokotum, M., Humbert, J. F., Quiblier, C., Okello, W., Semyalo, R., Troussellier, M., … Bernard, C. (2022). Characterization of potential threats from cyanobacterial toxins in Lake Victoria embayments and during water treatment. Toxins, 14(10), 664 (23 pp.). doi:10.3390/toxins14100664, Institutional Repository
Bürgmann, H., Egli, A., Endimiani, A., Stephan, R., Tschudin Sutter, S., & Hardt, W. D. (2022). Routes and reservoirs of AMR-determinants & one health AMR-surveillance. Thematic synthesis of the national research programme "Antimicrobial Resistance". Bern: National Research Programme “Antimicrobial Resistance” (NRP 72). , Institutional Repository

Surf Seminars

05.12.​2022,
11.00 am
Eawag Kastanienbaum, Seeheim & Online
12.12.​2022,
11.00 am
Eawag Kastanienbaum, Seeheim & Online

Graduate Studies in our department

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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!