Water Division

Responsibilities:

  • Protection of surface waters, groundwater and drinking water
  • Drainage of the built environment and traffic areas
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Quality assurance of the water bodies based on the NAQUA, NADUF, NAWA and BAQUA monitoring programmes
  • Water body protection and agriculture (structural and substance-based water protection; nitrate, phosphate, plant protection products)
  • Revitalization and clearance of the aquatic environment
  • Water resource and water body control
  • Hydropower rehabilitation (fish migration, hydropeaking, bed load, residual flows)
  • Bed load rehabilitation
The division is responsible for the topics:

The division consists of:

Contact
Last modification 02.10.2015

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Water Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462 69 69
Fax: +41 58 463 03 71

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