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April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012The Federal Council today opened the consultation process concerning an amendment to the Swiss Water Protection Act.

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March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012In a study published this week in the scientific Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), researchers from EPFL, Eawag and University of Princeton show that the specific river-like network structures of habitats create unique biodiversity patterns..

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March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012The United Nations “Water for Life Award” goes this year to the Fundación SODIS in Bolivia. The non-profit organisation, founded in 2001 by staff from Eawag and DEZA, disseminates simple and appropriate solutions with regard to water and waste water in Latin America.

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March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012Large quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria enter the environment via municipal – and especially hospital – wastewater streams..

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February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012Within a relatively short period, eutrophication has led to a reduction of almost 40% in the number of endemic whitefish species in Swiss lakes..

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January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012Working together with the Kloten/Opfikon water treatment plant, Eawag researchers have developed a means of producing fertilizer from wastewater, and thereby saving energy and raw materials..

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December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011While elsewhere species extinction is proceeding at an ever-increasing rate, plankton biodiversity in Lake Zurich is apparently benefiting from rising temperatures and the successful measures against over-fertilization..

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November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011At the 2nd IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21st November the inaugural IWA Development Solutions Award was given to the department Sandec of Eawag..

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September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011An international research team under the leadership of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and the Natural History Museum in Bern is quite literally getting to the bottom of the lakes in and around the Alps..

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July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011Reinventing the toilet – this is the ambitious goal being pursued by an interdisciplinary team led by Eawag. The end product of the project is to be a toilet which collects source separated urine and faeces for further treatment, while recycling used water on site..

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