Water

The water cycle plays an important role in some of the geological processes (erosion, transport). Surface runoff and groundwater are vital resources. Here you will find information on groundwater occurrences, water conservation, water quality and potable water production. Learn more about rivers and lakes, about mineral or hot springs.

Rocky stream bed in the forest
Rocky stream bed in the forest
© Ueli Schindler

Groundwater

Groundwater is an important indigenous resource. It is a central element of the natural water cycle and feeds valuable habitats. An integral groundwater conservation is indispensable for conservation...

Hydrology

The federal government studies Switzerland’s hydrological balance using various monitoring networks: MeteoSwiss measures the precipitation. The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF...


Water