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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

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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Estrogens in surface waters - Screening and risk assessment for Europe

In the framework of an international project, European water samples were analysed for estrogens using various biological and chemical methods. Bioassays based on cell cultures were shown to be well suited to detect the substances that are to be monitored across Europe.

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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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Biologische Nachbehandlung von kommunalem Abwasser nach Ozonung - ReTREAT

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Wirkungsorientierte Gewässerüberwachung: Biomonitoring mit Forellen

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