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December 12, 2013

Fish ladders or naturally designed bypass channels allow common nase, barbel and other fish to bypass hydro-electric plants and migrate upstream. Unfortunately, such measures do not work downstream. Read more

December 3, 2013

In the course of the last few decades, the oxygen concentration levels in aquifers in the Swiss Plateau have dropped irregularly. Read more

November 5, 2013

The engineering firm Hunziker Betatech has devised an unusual 50th anniversary present for itself: a study of the condition of the water and sewage pipes in Switzerland. Read more

October 11, 2013

Unter dem Titel «Gewässerschutz bei Regenwetter» brachte die dritte Ausgabe des Aqua-Urbanica-Kongresses mehr als 100 Fachleute aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum zusammen. Read more

September 27, 2013

Christoph Moschet was awarded the Paul Crutzen Prize on 25 September 2013 for his publication “Multi-Level Approach for the Integrated Assessment of Polar Organic Micropollutants in an International Lake Catchment: The Example of Lake Constance”. Read more

September 26, 2013

Over the past 2,500 years, flooding in the Alps has been less frequent during warm summers than during cool summers. This is the finding of a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and carried out by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), the WSL, the University of Bern and the ETH Zurich.. Read more

September 18, 2013

Over 3,000 participants visited the 23rd Stockholm World Water Week last week from 1st to 5th September. The theme of the week was “Water Partnerships”. The Swiss Water Partnership had a stand there for the first time, jointly organized by and containing information from nine Swiss organisations.. Read more

September 11, 2013

The 6.5 million inhabitants of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, are facing a growing threat: as more and more water is pumped from a deep – previously uncontaminated – aquifer, arsenic‑laden water from shallow sediments is advancing towards the city’s wells.. Read more

September 3, 2013

Dübendorf/Leipzig. Researchers at Eawag, the Swiss aquatic research institute and colleagues from Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the embryo against toxic substances. Read more

August 22, 2013

Arsenic-laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China. Read more