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December 12, 2014

At its meeting on 10 and 11 December 2014, the ETH Board elected Johny Wüest to become a member of the Eawag Directorate.

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December 11, 2014

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts.

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November 24, 2014

At the ETH Day 2014 Lisa Scholten was awarded the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize for her dissertation. This prize is given in recognition of outstanding doctoral and master‘s dissertations on the topic of water protection and hydrology and was handed over by Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, Rector ETHZ.

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November 4, 2014

The Swiss water economy is not optimally prepared to cope with the forthcoming changes in terms of climate and society. Nevertheless, the National Research Programme "Sustainable Water Management" (NRP 61) concludes that Switzerland will have enough water if regional collaboration is expanded, if sustainable solutions to water conflicts are found and if water protection efforts are continued.

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September 19, 2014

Eawag researcher Dr Tove Larsen will become the new member of the Directorate. She will succeed Professor Hansruedi Siegrist, who will retire at the end of September 2014, as from 1 October 2014.

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September 9, 2014

Abundant supplies of safe drinking water are among Switzerland’s most valuable natural resources, with groundwater accounting for 80% of the total. A third of this groundwater, in turn, is fed by infiltrating river water.

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September 8, 2014

Today, Monday 8 September, the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and Eawag are somewhat belatedly celebrating the anniversary of the International Rhine Monitoring Station (RMS) in Weil am Rhein.

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September 4, 2014

By retracing the history of fish genomes, researchers are shedding light on universal mechanisms of vertebrate evolution: a study published in Nature shows how a reservoir of mutations, accumulated over a long period, facilitated rapid adaptation and speciation in African cichlids.

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September 1, 2014

The Swiss Federal Institute WSL, together with Eawag, has launched a new research programme: ‘Energy Change Impact’. The programme will highlight the social and environmental impact of the energy change and will show how potential conflicts can be avoided.

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August 29, 2014

Thursday 28 August, 2014 saw a visit to Eawag by Education Minister Schneider-Ammann. He congratulated Director Janet Hering on having been elected for a third term in office, and spoke in glowing terms of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, hailing it as one of the flagships of Switzerland’s altogether exemplary education and research landscape.

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