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December 16, 2011

Das Schweizer Strassennetz weist eine Gesamtlänge von über 71000 km auf. Die Autobahnen, die Kantonsstrassen und die meisten Gemeindestrassen werden seit 1956 im Winter bei entsprechender Witterung mit Streusalz behandelt. Read more

December 1, 2011

While 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.. Read more

November 24, 2011

At 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.. Read more

September 1, 2011

An 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.. Read more

July 19, 2011

Reinventing 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.. Read more

June 21, 2011

On Wednesday, 22 June 2011 Eawag will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an information day under the motto "Healthy water resources - balancing the needs of humans and the environment".. Read more

May 1, 2011

Two Russian MIR submarines arrived in Le Bouveret on Lake Geneva today. An international team of scientists headed by ETH Lausanne will use these to get to the bottom of "Lac Léman" in the coming months in the truest sense of the word.. Read more

April 29, 2011

Die Klimaerwärmung trägt dazu bei, dass sich der Sauerstoffmangel in europäischen Gewässern verstärkt. Um einen Überblick über die Prozesse in den europäischen Binnengewässern und Meeren zu erhalten, sammeln Wissenschafter und Wissenschafterinnen aus 20 europäischen Forschungsinstitutionen und elf Ländern seit zwei Jahren Daten im Rahmen des EU-Projektes «HYPOX».. Read more

April 8, 2011

In six chapters, the brochure "The highlights of Eawag" provides an insight into water research in the past, the present and the future..  Read more

March 31, 2011

Zurich Insurance Companyhas awarded a special prize to the Eawag project "Nitrogen recycling with air stripping at the sewage treatment plant Kloten/Opfikon". The project, realised by the ARA Kloten/Opfikon and the team around Marc Böhler, financed by the "Amt für Abfall, Wasser, Energie und Luft (AWEL) " of the canton Zurich), received a special prize within the scope of the Zurich Climate Award ceremony.. Read more