Department Urban Water Management

Urban Water Management

Research in this department aims at the urban water system as an entity and at developing the corresponding ecological, economical and social services into a sustainable future. In addition to traditional questions concerning urban hygiene and water pollution control, the sustainable use and management of the resources is a primary concern. 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

News

Research team around Max Maurer (SWW). The team published a very successful review paper, which helped to ensure that some team members received the mobility grants from the SNSF. Front from left to right (Omar, Sven, Lena, Mariane, Rachel) back (Philipp, Max, Matthew).
July 14, 2020 –

Four young researchers from the department SWW received an “Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship” from the SNSF to broaden their scientific profile abroad: Mariane Schneider, Lena Mutzner, Omar Wani and Matthews Moy de Vitry. The...

Four young researchers from the department SWW received an “Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship” from the SNSF to broaden their scientific profile abroad: Mariane Schneider, Lena Mutzner, Omar Wani and Matthews Moy de Vitry. The four have already worked together as a team during their doctorate and have published, among other things, a review for the future of water management.

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Christoph Ort (left) and Heinz Singer in the MS2field trailer. (Photo: Aldo Todaro)
June 10, 2020 –

Thanks to a new instrument, water pollutants can be measured automatically over a period of weeks – directly in the field, rather than in the laboratory. The mobile mass spectrometer is housed in a trailer and can be remotely...

Thanks to a new instrument, water pollutants can be measured automatically over a period of weeks – directly in the field, rather than in the laboratory. The mobile mass spectrometer is housed in a trailer and can be remotely controlled by smartphone.

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Publications

Cook, L. M.; McGinnis, S.; Samaras, C. (2020) The effect of modeling choices on updating intensity-duration-frequency curves and stormwater infrastructure designs for climate change, Climatic Change, 159, 289-308, doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02649-6, Institutional Repository
Jamali, B.; Bach, P. M.; Deletic, A. (2020) Rainwater harvesting for urban flood management - an integrated modelling framework, Water Research, 171, 115372 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.115372, Institutional Repository
Larsen, T. A. (2020) Urine source separation for global nutrient management, In: O’Bannon, D. J. (Eds.), Women in water quality. Investigations by prominent female engineers, 99-111, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17819-2_6, Institutional Repository
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Research Projects

Goal is an improved planning procedure for sustainable water supply and wastewater infrastructure management that links into the existing Swiss governance structures.
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.
Advancing estimation of illicit drug use from wastewater samples - the role of in-sewer drug transformation.
Kanalnetzbewirtschaftung für besseren Gewässerschutz