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March 22, 2012

Large quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria enter the environment via municipal – and especially hospital – wastewater streams..

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February 16, 2012

Within a relatively short period, eutrophication has led to a reduction of almost 40% in the number of endemic whitefish species in Swiss lakes..

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January 25, 2012

Die Expertinnen und Experten des Wasserforschungsinstituts Eawag lehnen eine Drosselung oder Aufgabe der Phosphorelimination in Kläranlagen ab, und zwar aus folgenden Gründen..

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January 18, 2012

Working together with the Kloten/Opfikon water treatment plant, Eawag researchers have developed a means of producing fertilizer from wastewater, and thereby saving energy and raw materials..

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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"..

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