ETH Zürich - IFU

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The Institute of Environmental Engineering is an institute of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. The institute’s activities related to water focus on basic and applied research in “Hydrology and Water Resources Management”, “Groundwater and Hydromechanics”, and “Urban Water Management”. The institute is also involved in teaching at Bachelor, Master, PhD, and postgraduate levels.


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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)
  • Data collection and modelling (GIS, hydrology, etc.)

Water for people

  • Urban water supply and sanitation
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)

Water for other uses

  • Water for energy (hydroelectric techniques, management and financing, water food energy nexus)

Water and climate change

  • Modelling
  • Adaptation

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Darcy Molnar -