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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Grösslová, Z.; Vaněk, A.; Oborná, V.; Mihaljevič, M.; Ettler, V.; Trubač, J.; Drahota, P.; Penížek, V.; Pavlů, L.; Sracek, O.; Kříbek, B.; Voegelin, A.; Göttlicher, J.; Drábek, O.; Tejnecký, V.; Houška, J.; Mapani, B.; Zádorová, T. (2018) Thallium contamination of desert soil in Namibia: chemical, mineralogical and isotopic insights, Environmental Pollution, 239, 272-280, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.006, Institutional Repository
von Gunten, U. (2018) Oxidation processes in water treatment: are we on track?, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(9), 5062-5075, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00586, Institutional Repository
Tentscher, P. R.; Bourgin, M.; von Gunten, U. (2018) Ozonation of Para-substituted phenolic compounds yields p‑benzoquinones, other cyclic α,β-unsaturated ketones, and substituted catechols, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(8), 4763-4773, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00011, Institutional Repository
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May 24, 2018

Payment via mobile, replacement parts made on a 3D-printer, error messages via NFC-tag – Eawag doctoral student Caroline Saul has found some remarkable innovations in companies that market container toilets in developing countries. She sees great potential in making such technologies more widely available. 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)