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

Part of the “Kafue Flats” wetland in Zambia. The bright green fringe along the shore is composed of water hyacinth and Amazon frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum). Photo: ATEC-3D
November 26, 2020 –

Sprawling carpets of floating plants are the result of too many nutrients. However, they could become part of solution strategies, Eawag researchers show.

Sprawling carpets of floating plants are the result of too many nutrients. However, they could become part of solution strategies, Eawag researchers show.

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Latest Publications

Råman Vinnå, L.; Bouffard, D.; Wüest, A.; Girardclos, S.; Dubois, N. (2020) Assessing subaquatic mass movement hazards: an integrated observational and hydrodynamic modelling approach, Water Resources Management, 34, 4133-4146, doi:10.1007/s11269-020-02660-y, Institutional Repository
Guggenheim, C.; Freimann, R.; Mayr, M. J.; Beck, K.; Wehrli, B.; Bürgmann, H. (2020) Environmental and microbial interactions shape methane-oxidizing bacterial communities in a stratified lake, Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.579427, 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!