Estrogens in surface waters - Screening and risk assessment for Europe

Immunotoxicity: an underestimated ecotoxicological effect of chemicals

How long to collect water samples?

Progress in the assessment of sediment quality

Symposium "Environmental Monitoring with Bioassays" on 5./6. June 2018

31. January 2018

Symposium "Environmental Monitoring with Bioassays" on 5./6. June 2018

The use of bioassays to assess water quality has many advantages and the acceptance of bioassays has increased in recent years. For this reason, the Ecotox Centre organises a symposium on the topic.

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Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

22. December 2017

Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

At the end of November, the Federal Council has sent the new risk-based required limits for biocides, plant protection products and other micro-pollutants within the Water Protection Ordinance in consultation. A new Eawag fact sheet shows why these values are meaningful and necessary.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.


Proposals for Acute and Chronic Quality Standards Test Systems Continuing Education Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Casado-Martinez, M.C., Wildi, M., Ferrari, B.J.D., Werner, I. (2017) Prioritization of substances for national ambient monitoring of sediment in Switzerland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research DOI 10.1007/s11356-017-9082-6

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Langer, M., Junghans, M., Spycher, S., Koster, M., Baumgartner, C., Vermeirssen, E., Werner, I. (2017) Risque écotoxicologique élevé dans les ruisseaux. Campagne NAWA SPEZ: étude de petits cours d'eau influencés par l'agriculture intensive. Aqua & Gas 12, 54-64

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(Eco)toxicological evaluation of glyphosate - debate on a pesticide

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Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values: Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values

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Biologische Nachbehandlung von kommunalem Abwasser nach Ozonung - ReTREAT

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