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April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013Nanosilver in wastewater can cause severe environmental damage if it occurs as a metal. A study conducted within the scope of the National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64) now shows that nanosilver is quickly transformed into less problematic substances on its way to the wastewater treatment plant..

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April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013The Swiss fishing advisory office, FIBER, run jointly by Eawag, the Federal Office for the Environment and the Swiss Fishing Association has been secured for a further three years.

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March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013The "Basel-Landschaft 21 Regional Water Supply" project will examine current contamination issues and threats to groundwater and drinking water, as well as structural shortcomings in the water supply system.

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March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013Having been heavily built up over the past century, the Chriesbach stream in Dübendorf will soon be returned to its natural state. A diverse range of animals and plants stand to benefit from this revitalisation.

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March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013Researchers at Eawag and EPFL discovered what might be a universal property of size distributions in living systems.

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February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013Pathogenic salmonellae rely on a division of labour: some of them see to the common wellbeing, while others are able to stand up to free rider salmonellae better.

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February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013The main findings of the most recent research partnership project “Lake Kivu: Learning from the past for managing its future”, were presented in two workshops in Kigali and Bukavu.

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January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013Flow cytometry (FCM) can now be officially used for the quantification of microbial cells in drinking water. The new analytical method – developed at Eawag and extensively tested both in Switzerland and abroad – has been incorporated into the Swiss Food Compendium (SLMB) by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

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December 3, 2012

December 3, 2012EPFL, Eawag and Ferring Pharmaceuticals are inaugurating a Chair for the study of lake environments.

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November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012As he had intimated when the J. E. Brandenberger Foundation announced him as the 2012 prize winner, Martin Wegelin confirmed, at the award ceremony on Saturday 24th November in Chur, that he would be dividing the entire prize money of 200,000 Swiss francs between the Sodis Project (CHF 150,000) and the organisation Terres des femmes (CHF 50,000).

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