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June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016Head of the Environmental Social Sciences department, Bernhard Truffer gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Utrecht on 20 May, 2016.

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June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016On 1 June, Bouziane Outiti of Eawag received an Energy Globe Award for his wastewater treatment project in Morocco. The Energy Globe Awards, presented annually, honour innovative environmental sustainability projects around the world.

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May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016In the future, water requirements for global crop production could be reduced as a result of climate change. This is the conclusion of a study by an international research team which included Eawag scientists.

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May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016At its meeting on 25 and 26 May , the ETH Board appointed Nathalie Dubois from the Surface Waters Research and Management Department as an Assistant Professor of Paleolimnology at ETH Zurich.

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May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms such as bacteria or algae. In aquatic ecosystems, they serve essential functions, e.g. as a food resource. They also play an important role in wastewater treatment and in biofuel production.

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May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016A unique research and innovation platform has opened its doors: on 23 May 2016, the modular experimental building NEST was inaugurated on the Dübendorf campus of the two research institutes Empa and Eawag.

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May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016Ageing infrastructure, global population growth and increasing urbanization call for new approaches in the water supply and wastewater management sector.

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May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016No two bacteria are identical – even when they are genetically the same. A new study reveals the conditions under which bacteria become individualists and how they help their colony grow when times get tough.

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April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016The interactive and free available Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP) is now online. Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Researchers in the Department of Water Resources & Drinking Water have developed a method whereby the risk of contamination in a given area can be estimated using geological, topographical and other environmental data without having to test samples from every single groundwater resource.

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April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016In the modular experimental building known as NEST, Eawag and Empa – together with industrial and scientific partners – are investigating new forms of living and working, innovative construction methods and energy-efficient technologies.

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