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October 25, 2012

The Foundation Dr. J.E. Brandenberger is honouring Martin Wegelin, who was for 25 years a researcher at Eawag.

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October 12, 2012

On 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

The 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

There 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

Swiss 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

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. 

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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.

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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..

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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..

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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..

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