Department Urban Water Management

Urban Water Management

We aim to optimize the development and management of the urban water system using process-focused measurement techniques, targeted experiments, and innovative modeling methods. Using a systems approach, we bring together a range of aspects that are intertwined with the urban drainage network. Read more

Urban Water Observatory

The Urban Water Observatory (UWO) is a long-term initiative of ETH and Eawag to establish a sensor network in Fehraltorf, allowing spatially-distributed monitoring of urban water cycle processes.  Read more

Eawag-Empa Blue-Green Campus Lab

The Eawag-Empa Blue-Green Campus lab is a research initiative to investigate climate adaptation solutions and foster collaboration between Eawag and Empa. Read more

News

July 16, 2024 –

Many congratulations to Marisa Poggioli and Sandro Hunziker on winning the “Mall-Umweltpreis Wasser”. For the second time since 2023, the Roland Mall Family Foundation has awarded this prize for imaginative and innovative theses...

Many congratulations to Marisa Poggioli and Sandro Hunziker on winning the “Mall-Umweltpreis Wasser”. For the second time since 2023, the Roland Mall Family Foundation has awarded this prize for imaginative and innovative theses in the field of #urbanwatermanagement. It is aimed at students who have dealt with topics relating to rainwater management and blue-green-grey infrastructures. The total of seven prizes with a total value of 13,000 euros went to eight winners from Germany and Switzerland.

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March 25, 2024 –

As of April 1, 2024, Eawag will have two new adjunct professors among its researchers: Joaquín Jiménez-Martínez and João P. Leitão have been appointed by the ETH Board at the request of ETH Zurich, both in the Department of Civil,...

As of April 1, 2024, Eawag will have two new adjunct professors among its researchers: Joaquín Jiménez-Martínez and João P. Leitão have been appointed by the ETH Board at the request of ETH Zurich, both in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.

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March 11, 2024 –

In Fehraltorf in Zurich Oberland, Eawag and the ETH Zurich have set up a globally unique field laboratory for wastewater research.

In Fehraltorf in Zurich Oberland, Eawag and the ETH Zurich have set up a globally unique field laboratory for wastewater research.

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Publications

Cook, L. M.; Good, K. D.; Moretti, M.; Kremer, P.; Wadzuk, B.; Traver, R.; Smith, V. (2024) Towards the intentional multifunctionality of urban green infrastructure: a paradox of choice?, npj Urban Sustainability, 4(1), 12 (13 pp.), doi:10.1038/s42949-024-00145-0, Institutional Repository
Duque, N.; Scholten, L.; Maurer, M. (2024) When does infrastructure hybridisation outperform centralised infrastructure paradigms? – Exploring economic and hydraulic impacts of decentralised urban wastewater system expansion, Water Research, 254, 121327 (13 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2024.121327, Institutional Repository
Lechevallier, P.; Villez, K.; Felsheim, C.; Rieckermann, J. (2024) Towards non-contact pollution monitoring in sewers with hyperspectral imaging, Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 10(5), 1160-1170, doi:10.1039/D3EW00541K, Institutional Repository
Rodriguez, M.; Cavadini, G. B.; Cook, L. M. (2024) Do baseline assumptions alter the efficacy of green stormwater infrastructure to reduce combined sewer overflows?, Water Research, 253, 121284 (12 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2024.121284, Institutional Repository
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Research Projects

An inter- and transdisciplinary strategic research program that strives to develop novel non-gridconnected water and sani- tation systems that can function as comparable alternatives to network-based systems.
Application of Wastewater-based Epidemiology to SARS-CoV-2 Detection
In-Sewer LPWAN - A new LoRa-based synchronous mesh network to help monitoring in-sewer processes
Development of self-powered sensored pipes for smart management of water distribution systems
Improving the environmental benefits of green roofs through system focused experiments and modeling
The ‘Transitions Pathways Generator’ (TPG) model aims at the systematic generation of transition pathways describing technical adaptations of the urban drainage infrastructure.
Quantifying the impact of different maintenance scenarios on BGI hydrological performance
Linking different projects within or across multiple ULLs through stakeholder interaction and information exchange