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A new kind of engineering
for a more sustainable
future.

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring
together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering
activities within an international society.

A new kind of engineering for a more sustainable future.

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society.

An international network of Ecological Engineering enthusiasts

The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society. Ultimaltely, we want to promote Ecological Engineering as the most important way of construction in the 21st century.

1993

Founding year

10

Symposia organized

5

Continents

400+

Members

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Join our cause and become an IEES member

Become part of our worldwide network of ecological engineering enthusiasts and take part in regular conferences, become a co-editor and submit your own lighthouse projects

Latest articles

Redefining Ecological Engineering…

...in the Context of Circular Economy and Sustainable Development IEES regards ecological engineering as an ecology-inspired approach to engineering and redefines it as follows: "Ecological Engineering integrates ecological principles, processes, and organisms with existing engineering practice to a holistic approach for problem-solving." In their conceptual paper, Andreas Schönborn and Ranka Junge are exploring the historical development of earlier definitions of Ecological Engineering in the...

Our manifesto

[English] [Ελληνικά - Greek] [Deutsch] Manifesto of International Ecological Engineering Society The planetary ecosystem today faces significant environmental challenges, such as...

Sustain ability!!!

We should look with awe at the immense ability of Earth's biosphere to sustain itself. In the millions of years of life on Earth, this ability always persisted. This is why life...

Redefining Ecological Engineering…

...in the Context of Circular Economy and Sustainable Development IEES regards ecological engineering as an ecology-inspired approach to engineering and redefines it as follows: "Ecological Engineering integrates ecological principles, processes, and organisms with existing engineering practice to...

Our manifesto

Our manifesto

[English] [Ελληνικά - Greek] [Deutsch] Manifesto of International Ecological Engineering Society The planetary ecosystem today faces significant environmental challenges, such as climate change and the unsustainable use of resources that may have disastrous and irreversible impacts at local and...

Our manifesto

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Water availability has always been the key factor for the development of human society. While in many countries this is plainly evident, those of us who - like me - live in a water-rich country, tend to forget about it. But even in my home country Switzerland - also known as Europe's water tower -...

Our manifesto

Sustain ability!!!

We should look with awe at the immense ability of Earth's biosphere to sustain itself. In the millions of years of life on Earth, this ability always persisted. This is why life (and therefore humanity) is still around today. The biosphere has been resilient enough to weather several mass...

Our manifesto

Ecology and Engineering – a perfect match?

If ecology and engineering would meet at an evening speed-dating event, they might not immediately fall in love with each other. On a quick glance, they seem to be too different. However, later at night, when lying in bed back at home and trying to catch some sleep, chances are that both would...