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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

Become part of the change

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

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 very 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...

Restart IEES – Call for participation

Wanted: Juniors: Join the IEES operational team and help shape the process! Seniors: Share your Ecological Engineering lighthouse project in the discussion on EE principles!IEES...

Restart of IEES – Picking up speed

What is the future role of IEES and how could it support other societies? Human society urgently needs to move towards more sustainable practices. We believe that Ecological...

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...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Restart IEES: Update on the process

To all interested in ecological engineering Dear friends of IEES, It's great to see that some progress has been made in the past months. Here's a brief update: IEES now has an active board that meets about every 2 months to reflect and steer the process the renewal of the collaboration with a...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Restart IEES – Call for participation

Wanted: Juniors: Join the IEES operational team and help shape the process! Seniors: Share your Ecological Engineering lighthouse project in the discussion on EE principles!IEES is a non-profit organization, founded in 1993 with the aim to promote ecologically inspired design and holistic thinking...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

Restart of IEES – Picking up speed

What is the future role of IEES and how could it support other societies? Human society urgently needs to move towards more sustainable practices. We believe that Ecological Engineering, using the broad definition promoted by IEES, can substantially contribute to this process. In order to become a...

Sustainable Urban Water Systems?

A NEW LIFE FOR IEES 🙂

Dear IEES members, dear colleagues, During the last months, we have worked on breathing life into IEES. Together with Andreas Schönborn and the two co-presidents, Petter Jenssen and Johannes Heeb, we contacted the AEES board (American Ecological Engineering Society) to reactivate the IEES...