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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Herrmann, J.; Voegelin, A.; Palatinus, L.; Mangold, S.; Majzlan, J. (2018) Secondary Fe-As-Tl mineralization in soils near Buus in the Swiss Jura Mountains, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30(5), 887-898, doi:10.1127/ejm/2018/0030-2766, Institutional Repository
Rougé, V.; Allard, S.; Croué, J.-P.; von Gunten, U. (2018) In situ formation of free chlorine during ClO2 treatment: implications on the formation of disinfection byproducts, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(22), 13421-13429, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b04415, Institutional Repository
Krasner, S. W.; Westerhoff, P.; Mitch, W. A.; Hanigan, D.; McCurry, D. L.; von Gunten, U. (2018) Behavior of NDMA precursors at 21 full-scale water treatment facilities, Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 4(12), 1966-1978, doi:10.1039/C8EW00442K, Institutional Repository
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December 3, 2018

Amphipods in Swiss waters are exposed to insecticides, pharmaceutical residues and other trace substances, and accumulate these in their bodies. However, when water-treatment plants are upgraded, practically no trace substances are found in these organisms according to a new study carried out by Eawag researchers. 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)