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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Publications

Wick, S.; Peña, J.; Voegelin, A. (2019) Thallium sorption onto manganese oxides, Environmental Science and Technology, 53(22), 13168-13178, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04454, Institutional Repository
Bissardon, C.; Proux, O.; Bureau, S.; Suess, E.; Winkel, L. H. E.; Conlan, R. S.; Francis, L. W.; Khan, I. M.; Charlet, L.; Hazemann, J. L.; Bohic, S. (2019) Sub-ppm level high energy resolution fluorescence detected X-ray absorption spectroscopy of selenium in articular cartilage, Analyst, 144(11), 3488-3493, doi:10.1039/C9AN00207C, Institutional Repository
Mojarrad, B. B.; Betterle, A.; Singh, T.; Olid, C.; Wörman, A. (2019) The effect of stream discharge on hyporheic exchange, Water, 11(7), 1436 (18 pp.), doi:10.3390/w11071436, Institutional Repository
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News

December 5, 2019

The lakes of East Africa are home to a surprising number of different cichlid species. This level of biodiversity has developed partly due to hybrids that managed to take over new ecological niches in their habitats, according to recent research carried out by scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag, and the University of Bern.

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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)