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Probenahme an der Salmsacher Aach
March 5, 2014

Swiss watercourses contain a whole cocktail of pesticides. Of the 300 or so permitted and detectable active substances, over 100 have been discovered in water samples taken during an extensive screening process. Read more

Silberionen greifen in den Zellstoffwechsel der Grünalge Chlamydomas reinhartii (Bild) ein und beeinträchtigen etwa die Fotosynthese.
February 25, 2014

It has long been known that, in the form of free ions, silver particles can be highly toxic to aquatic organisms. Yet to this day, there is a lack of detailed knowledge about the doses required to trigger a response and how the organisms deal with this kind of stress. Read more

February 14, 2014

Over a hundred guests took up the invitation to attend the closing event of the NFP 61 SWIP (Long-term Planning of Sustainable Water Infrastructure) on 23 January 2014. Read more

Höhlensystem Siebenhengste-Hohgant im Berner Oberland. In Karstgebieten verweilt das Wasser bis zu  20 Jahre im Untergrund
January 22, 2014

According to the proverb, constant dripping wears away the stone, but this is not the whole story: in limestone, a significant role in the formation of fissures and caves appears to be played by microorganisms. Read more

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