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07. March 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

eDNA Day on June 3, 2019 in Geneva - Save the Date!

eDNA Day on June 3, 2019 in Geneva - Save the Date!

Quickly and cost-effectively determine all species in a water or sediment sample and thus assess environmental quality: such is the promise of studies with environmental DNA (eDNA).

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15. January 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Info sheet on mercury

Info sheet on mercury

Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that naturally occurs in the environment, but also is released by humans. A new info sheet provides information on the presence of mercury, its toxicity and the legal situation.

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18. December 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Genetic monitoring of surface waters: new video

Genetic monitoring of surface waters: new video

In the Interreg project SYNAQUA project partners from Switzerland and France seek to establish genetic methods for the biomonitoring of surface waters.

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11. December 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Video tutorial on the combined algae assay

Video tutorial on the combined algae assay

A video tutorial shows the preparation and execution of the combined algae assay for the detection of herbicides.

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30. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

How to detect endocrine disruptors in a cantonal lab

How to detect endocrine disruptors in a cantonal lab

AWEL's Water Protection Laboratory is currently setting up a system to control the elimination of micropollutants in Zurich's wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). To this end, the authorities want to obtain an overview of the occurrence of estrogenic compounds .

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26. October 2018, Topic: Bodenökotoxikologie

Soil  ecotoxicology in Switzerland: Where are we and where do we want to go?

Soil ecotoxicology in Switzerland: Where are we and where do we want to go?

Ecotoxicological tests help to assess soil quality. At a workshop in June, the Ecotoxic Centre brought together important partners to inform about the state of knowledge and to discuss the future of soil ecotoxicology in Switzerland.

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26. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Bioassays as methods for the assessment of water and sediment quality are gaining more and more acceptance. In June 2018, more than 90 experts from public authorities, the private sector and science accepted the invitation of the Ecotox Centre to a two-day symposium on this topic.

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25. October 2018, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Bodenökotoxikologie, Sedimentökotoxikologie, Risikobewertung

10 years committed to ecotoxicology

10 years committed to ecotoxicology

The Ecotox Centre has helped to establish ecotoxicological methods to assess environmental quality in Switzerland. The Centre was also involved in the extension of wastewater treatment plants to remove micropollutants and the introduction of effect-based threshold values for pollutants in surface waters.

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24. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

10 Years Ecotox Centre

10 Years Ecotox Centre

Yesterday, the Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL celebrated its tenth anniversary in the City Hall of Berne. Around 80 guests from politics, administration, science, and practice toasted the successful establishment of the Centre and the milestones achieved over the past 10 years.

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23. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

In September 2018 we have welcomed two new collaborators at the Ecotoxic Centre: Ali Kizgin and Marcelo Gryczak.

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