Department Water Resources and Drinking Water

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Our research concentrates on physical and chemical processes in groundwater, surface water and drinking water. We conduct basic and applied research on water resources, water contaminants, and water treatment to contribute to sustainable water management from local to nationwide scales.

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Tyroller, L.; Brennwald, M. S.; Busemann, H.; Maden, C.; Baur, H.; Kipfer, R. (2018) Negligible fractionation of Kr and Xe isotopes by molecular diffusion in water, Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 492, 73-78, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.047, Institutional Repository
Schmidt, S. R.; Gerten, D.; Hintze, T.; Lischeid, G.; Livingstone, D. M.; Adrian, R. (2018) Temporal and spatial scales of water temperature variability as an indicator for mixing in a polymictic lake, Inland Waters, 8(1), 82-95, doi:10.1080/20442041.2018.1429067, Institutional Repository
Zobrist, J.; Schoenenberger, U.; Figura, S.; Hug, S. J. (2018) Long-term trends in Swiss rivers sampled continuously over 39 years reflect changes in geochemical processes and pollution, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-018-1679-x, Institutional Repository
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June 20, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is widespread in bacteria spores and preserved for years, as shown by experiments at Eawag and the University of Neuchâtel. Read more

Research Projects

The project investigates what measures are most effective in influencing a river corridor so that river restoration and groundwater flow systems can help to mitigate the effects of floods and droughts.
This project facilitates the exchange of data, maps and information on geogenic contaminants (focussing on arsenic and fluoride) via the web-based Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP)