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January 16, 2014

The question how rapidly animals, plants or microorganisms can colonize new territories is not only of interest to ecologists – the spread of invasive species can also have economic consequences, e.g. in the agricultural sector. Read more

January 14, 2014

Kathrin Fenner from Eawag’s department of Environmental Chemistry has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). Read more

Gola di Lago
January 8, 2014

Natural wetlands are well-known for their large share in global methane emissions via biological processes but until now it has not been investigated if wetlands could also be important emitters of trace elements. Read more

December 12, 2013

Fish ladders or naturally designed bypass channels allow common nase, barbel and other fish to bypass hydro-electric plants and migrate upstream. Unfortunately, such measures do not work downstream. Read more

1. Ein Grundwasserpumpbrunnen bei Winterthur; © NFP61
December 3, 2013

In the course of the last few decades, the oxygen concentration levels in aquifers in the Swiss Plateau have dropped irregularly. Read more

Infrastruktur: Vorsicht vor Investitionsstau
November 5, 2013

The engineering firm Hunziker Betatech has devised an unusual 50th anniversary present for itself: a study of the condition of the water and sewage pipes in Switzerland. Read more

Regenwassermanagement in der dicht bebauten Stadt
October 11, 2013

Unter dem Titel «Gewässerschutz bei Regenwetter» brachte die dritte Ausgabe des Aqua-Urbanica-Kongresses mehr als 100 Fachleute aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zusammen. Read more

September 27, 2013

Christoph Moschet was awarded the Paul Crutzen Prize on 25 September 2013 for his publication “Multi-Level Approach for the Integrated Assessment of Polar Organic Micropollutants in an International Lake Catchment: The Example of Lake Constance”. Read more

September 26, 2013

Over the past 2,500 years, flooding in the Alps has been less frequent during warm summers than during cool summers. This is the finding of a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and carried out by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), the WSL, the University of Bern and the ETH Zurich.. Read more

September 18, 2013

Over 3,000 participants visited the 23rd Stockholm World Water Week last week from 1st to 5th September. The theme of the week was “Water Partnerships”. The Swiss Water Partnership had a stand there for the first time, jointly organized by and containing information from nine Swiss organisations.. Read more