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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Hug, S. J.; Winkel, L. H. E.; Voegelin, A.; Berg, M.; Johnson, A. C. (2020) Arsenic and other geogenic contaminants in groundwater - a global challenge, Chimia, 74(7/8), 524-537, doi:10.2533/chimia.2020.524, Institutional Repository
Walpen, N.; Houska, J.; Salhi, E.; Sander, M.; von Gunten, U. (2020) Quantification of the electron donating capacity and UV absorbance of dissolved organic matter during ozonation of secondary wastewater effluent by an assay and an automated analyzer, Water Research, 185, 116235 (12 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116235, Institutional Repository
Wick, S.; Baeyens, B.; Marques Fernandes, M.; Göttlicher, J.; Fischer, M.; Pfenninger, N.; Plötze, M.; Voegelin, A. (2020) Thallium sorption and speciation in soils: role of micaceous clay minerals and manganese oxides, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 288, 83-100, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.07.037, Institutional Repository
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August 28, 2020

Nature Sustainability has just published a review article on possible risks that COVID-19 viruses could cause in wastewater. Prof Eberhard Morgenroth (Head of the Eawag Department of Process Engineering) is a co-author of the review. We asked him five questions.

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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)