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September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has honoured Christoph Ort of the Urban Water Management department for one of his publications on the detection of drugs in wastewater.

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September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015An innovative building known as NEST is currently being erected by the research institutes, Empa and Eawag. The building is designed to allow entire residential units to be exchangeable.

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September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015The new water protection law takes effect on 1 January 2016. Today in Lausanne, around 200 experts from political, administrative, business and scientific spheres met for the annual Eawag Info day, exchanging information and viewpoints on the current challenges in implementing the law, and sharing the latest research results.

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August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015Ozone treatment efficiently removes many micropollutants contained in wastewater, but in some cases, it can lead to the formation of toxic byproducts.

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July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015Antibiotic resistance genes, in particular in freshwater systems and sewers, are increasingly seen as emerging environmental contaminants. An Eawag factsheet provides an overview.

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March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015With an innovative recycling method, valuable nutrients recovered from urine can be sold as fertilizers. As well as conserving natural resources, this reduces water pollution and makes sanitation systems in developing countries economically more attractive.

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September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014Today, Monday 8 September, the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and Eawag are somewhat belatedly celebrating the anniversary of the International Rhine Monitoring Station (RMS) in Weil am Rhein.

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July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014Chemistry professor Andreas Fath from the Furtwangen University in Baden-Württemberg is looking for money for new analysis equipment and for water research at his institute. From 28 July to 24 August he will swim the entire Rhine for this purpose, from the mountains in Graubünden to Rotterdam, including Lake Constance!

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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014Wastewater contains traces of drugs and their metabolites. This allows us to draw conclusions on drug use – not of individuals, but of entire cities.

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April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014100 of the more than 700 Swiss wastewater treatment plants can be upgraded for the elimination of micropollutants, thanks to the positive decision of the Federal council.

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