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Emergencies and humanitarian crises: Making sanitation decisions

Making decisions about what sanitation infrastructure to implement in emergency and humanitarian crises is challenging. Research on how to support this decision-making has led to the online platform: Read more

Foto: Andri Bryner

Reusing shower water

Foto: Joulia SA

An study has shown that it makes sense to recover domestic energy, for example from warm shower water. The study refutes concerns that this form of heat utilisation could have a negative impact on waste water treatment plants. Read more

1,200 new glacial lakes

Foto: Nico Mölg, Eawag

An inventory of Swiss glacial lakes shows how the lake landscape in the high mountains has changed. Since the end of the Little Ice Age around 1850, almost 1200 new lakes have been added in the Swiss Alps. Almost 1000 still exist today. Read more

Interview “LéXPLORE brings together researchers”

Foto: Natacha Tofield-Pasche, EPFL

There has been a floating laboratory on Lake Geneva called LéXPLORE since 2019. Natacha Tofield-Pasche (EPFL) and Damien Bouffard (Eawag) tell us what is being studied there and why the research platform is unique. To the interview

Recreating biology in computer language

Foto: Colette vom Berg, Eawag

Toxic substances in the environment can harm the nervous system of fish embryos. Now, researchers at Eawag have developed a computer model that helps to better understand how the damage occurs. Read more

Vocational Training at Eawag
Sam Derrer has been Head of Vocational Training at Eawag for ten years, so he knows just how varied the apprenticeships are, and how trainees here are both supported and stretched. Learn more in the video (in German).

On our job portal you will find the apprenticeship positions currently  available at Eawag. Go to the job portal

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Curious, committed, inspiring - a thoroughbred researcher retires
In official circles, he is known as Prof. Dr. Alfred Wüest. But his fellow researchers and colleagues, simply call him Johny. When he came to Eawag in 1983, no one imagined the formative influence he would have on the research institute. Read more

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Open access to Eawag’s research results
Open Science is an important development in science - open access to the results of research. Eawag supports these and makes a growing part of its research data available publicly on the Eawag platform ERIC or, in special cases, on discipline-specific, international databases. Read more

Foto: Christoph Vorburger, Eawag

Master’s students closely involved in research
Each year at Eawag, around 160 Master’s and Bachelor’s students are supervised and often directly involved in research projects. Again and again, this collaboration – as well as Eawag’s flat hierarchies and interdisciplinary culture – leads to outstanding Master’s theses. Read more

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Foundation laid for new research campus
Less than four months after the groundbreaking ceremony, the foundation for the "co-operate" research campus of Empa and Eawag was laid. At the ceremony in Dübendorf, all partners filled a time capsule with contemporary items, thus giving the starting signal for "co-operate". Read more

28 October 2021
Alternativen zu Tierversuchen in der Ökotoxikologie
PEAK course Eawag, Dübendorf & Online

In our Agenda you will find further events of Eawag.

sandec news No. 22
Magazine of the Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development Sandec.

Discharge, water level and water quality of Swiss water bodies. Summary of the publication “Hydrologisches Jahrbuch der Schweiz 2020”.

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