Eawag in Profile
Water – A Vital Resource of Utmost Importance
Clean waters are not self-evident. Switzerland spends annually billions of Swiss Francs to attain this objective. Numerous developing and newly industrialized countries suffer from acute water shortage. Eawag's task as the national research center for water pollution control is to ensure that
- concepts and technologies pertaining to the use of natural waters are continuously improved.
- ecological, economical and social water interests are brought into line.
Research, Teaching, Consulting for the Environment
Multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the fields of Environmental Engineering, Natural and Social Sciences jointly develop solutions to environmental problems. The acquired knowledge and know-how is transmitted nationally and internationally by publications, lectures, teaching, and consulting to the private and public sector.
400 employees are active at the locations in Dübendorf (near Zurich) and
Kastanienbaum (near Lucerne). Eawag was founded in 1936 as an information
centre for wastewater treatment of the ETH Zurich. It is a Swiss
Federal Research Institute which is part of the ETH-Domain.
Naming of Eawag in other languages
Eawag Flyer (pdf, 822 KB)