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

September 18, 2020 –

Adaptation to warmer environmental conditions may increase the resistance of viruses, making them harder to be inactivated. This is the finding of a new study involving Eawag. Global warming could therefore make it more difficult...

Adaptation to warmer environmental conditions may increase the resistance of viruses, making them harder to be inactivated. This is the finding of a new study involving Eawag. Global warming could therefore make it more difficult to combat viruses.

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Latest Publications

Baracchini, T.; Hummel, S.; Verlaan, M.; Cimatoribus, A.; Wüest, A.; Bouffard, D. (2020) An automated calibration framework and open source tools for 3D lake hydrodynamic models, Environmental Modelling and Software, 134, 104787 (16 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104787, Institutional Repository
Stefani, F.; Beer, J.; Giesecke, A.; Gloaguen, T.; Seilmayer, M.; Stepanov, R.; Weier, T. (2020) Phase coherence and phase jumps in the Schwabe cycle, Astronomische Nachrichten. Astronomical Notes, doi:10.1002/asna.202013809, Institutional Repository
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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!