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March 11, 2013

Having 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

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

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February 21, 2013

Pathogenic 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

The 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

Flow 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

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

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November 29, 2012

As 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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November 28, 2012

The Sun determines the course of the planets. But the planets may also exert an influence on the Sun. Their configurations appear to be responsible for long-term cycles of increased solar activity.

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November 23, 2012

On invitation of Eawags department for Aquatic Ecology over 40 experts from local and central government, environmental consultancies and research organisations participated on 31st October the first workshop on aquatic invasive species.

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October 29, 2012

In September 2012, the title of “Titularprofessorin für nachhaltige Wassernutzung” (Associate Professor for Sustainable Water Use) was conferred on Hong Yang (Siam)..

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