Department Surface Waters - Research and Management

Water quality - deceptive idyll

May 23, 2017

The current issue of "Der Beobachter" takes a deep dive into Swiss watercourses. The comprehensive article presents the severe impairments of our rivers and streams - with a focus on pollution and construction.

But the major efforts to improve the quality of life are also discussed, such as the planned revitalisation of 4,000 kilometres of river over the next 80 years. In an interview, SURF's Christine Weber from the River Revitalisation Research Group provides information on the ecological significance of this multi-generational task. The group supports the implementation with applied research projects.