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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Liu, Z.-Q.; Shah, A. D.; Salhi, E.; Bolotin, J.; von Gunten, U. (2018) Formation of brominated trihalomethanes during chlorination or ozonation of natural organic matter extracts and model compounds in saline water, Water Research, 143, 492-502, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.042, Institutional Repository
Haghighi, E.; Madani, K.; Hoekstra, A. Y. (2018) The water footprint of water conservation using shade balls in California, Nature Sustainability, 1(7), 358-360, doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0092-2, Institutional Repository
Önnby, L.; Salhi, E.; McKay, G.; Rosario-Ortiz, F. L.; von Gunten, U. (2018) Ozone and chlorine reactions with dissolved organic matter - Assessment of oxidant-reactive moieties by optical measurements and the electron donating capacities, Water Research, 144, 64-75, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.059, Institutional Repository
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August 10, 2018

Commitment to teaching: Eawag scientist Bernhard Wehrli took over the post of Director of Studies in Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich on August 1, 2018. 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)