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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 major way of construction in the 21st century.

1993

Founding year

10

Symposia organized

5

Continents

400+

Members

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Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

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 - 2018 was a drought year. Its famous glaciers, which currently still provide a constant water flow in the rivers throughout the summer months, keep melting away [1]. They are suspected to be...

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...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

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 -...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

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...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

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...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Why should engineers care about ecology?

Engineering as a field of practice has deep roots in human history. It dates back at least to the ancient Greeks, and might be much older. In ancient civilizations, the predecessors of engineers were probably craftsmen and artists. I believe that this eternal urge to do things better has always...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Why should ecologists care for engineering?

Simply spoken: because engineering is the most influential human practice on Earth. "It is no longer possible to understand, predict, or successfully manage ecological pattern, process, or change without understanding why and how humans reshape these over the long term", Erle C. Ellis, a...