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August 6, 2012

Daily 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.  Read more

June 22, 2012

The 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. Read more

June 12, 2012

In 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.. Read more

June 11, 2012

Janet 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.. Read more

June 10, 2012

When 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.. Read more

May 25, 2012

At 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).. Read more

April 25, 2012

The Federal Council today opened the consultation process concerning an amendment to the Swiss Water Protection Act. Read more

March 26, 2012

In a study published this week in the scientific Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), researchers from EPFL, Eawag and University of Princeton show that the specific river-like network structures of habitats create unique biodiversity patterns.. Read more

March 22, 2012

The United Nations “Water for Life Award” goes this year to the Fundación SODIS in Bolivia. The non-profit organisation, founded in 2001 by staff from Eawag and DEZA, disseminates simple and appropriate solutions with regard to water and waste water in Latin America. Read more

March 22, 2012

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