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October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012On 2nd October 2012 the foundation stone was laid in the Neugut water treatment plant for the first ozonation facility in Switzerland.

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September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012The ETH Board has appointed Eawag researcher Dr. Max Maurer as full professor of Urban Water Systems at ETH Zurich.

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August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012There are 2.6 billion people in the world who have no access to a decent toilet. An interdisciplinary team of Swiss aquatic researchers and designers from Austria won with their invention as part of the 'Re-invent the Toilet' competition, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation a special recognition award..

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August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012Swiss filmmaker Peter-Christian Fueter has won a Pardo alla Carriera at the Festival del Film Locarno, August 10, 2012..

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August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012Daily consumption of cocaine in Europe amounts to ca. 360 kilograms. This is the report of an international team of scientists, among them researchers from Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. 

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June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012The aquatic environment provides us with many valuable services, including a supply of drinking water and fish as well as various means of transportation and places of recreation. Attempts to provide these services with technological solutions would be futile or prohibitively expensive.

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June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012In a unique field experiment, ten research groups from nine different countries have studied the ecological status of 100 streams across Europe. This was the first study to make extensive use of leaf-litter breakdown as an assessment method..

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June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012Janet G. Hering, director of Eawag and professor at EPFL and ETHZ, published together with Prof Karin Ingold (Eawag and University Bern) a commentary in the latest issue of Science..

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June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012When animals or plants colonize new habitats, a number of new species may evolve from a single ancestor. But it is difficult to predict on the basis of environmental conditions or species-specific traits alone whether and to what extent diversification will occur..

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May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012At his meeting of 23rd/24th May 2012 the ETH Board has appointed Alfred (Johny) Wüest as full Professor of Aquatic Physics at Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)..

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