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Michael Berg, Stephan Hug, Annette Johnson (in memoriam), Andreas Voegelin and Lenny Winkel from the Department of Water Resources ....

Sandmeyer Award
Sandmeyer Award
India’s excess fluoride in groundwater

Fluoride occurs naturally in groundwater. In small amounts, this is usually not a problem, but in India the concentration in many places exceeds the threshold ...

Arsenic risk in Pakistan much greater than expected

Arsenic-contaminated groundwater used as drinking water or for irrigation may threaten the health of 50 to 60 ...

Arsenic contamination in groundwater from crystalline basement rocks in West Africa has only been documented in isolated...

Burkina Faso Project 
Burkina Faso Project 
 

New Risk Model Sheds Light on Arsenic Risk in China's Groundwater

Arsenic-laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China. This is shown by a study carried out by Eawag scientists in collaboration with Chinese colleagues and published today in Science. The estimates are based on a risk model incorporating geological and hydrological data, as well as measurements of arsenic in wells. The study is being adopted by the authorities in the national groundwater monitoring programme....

August 22, 2013

 
 
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