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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

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Sustain ability!!!

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 extinctions of global scale in its geological past, e.g., caused by asteroid impacts [1]. Can humans have an impact on Earth's biosphere to the extent of an asteroid? I think so. If we'd really wage a war...

New Book: Sustainable Urban Environments

The urban environment – buildings, cities and infrastructure – represents one of the most important contributors to climate change, while at the same time holding the key to a...

Sustain ability!!!

Conference: Great Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites interested professionals to submit a proposal for a symposium and/or a presentation at its 18th Annual Wetlands Conference, "Great Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds". Date & Location: Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, February 12-14, 2013....

Sustain ability!!!

New Book: Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems

Design, Implementation and Operation The vision of a truly holistic ecological university was the aim of a joint German-Ghanaian program carried out at Valley View University (biggest private university in Ghana). Gunther Geller (IOeV, Germany) and Detlev Glücklich (Bauhaus University, Germany),...

Sustain ability!!!

Constructed Wetland on a Roof

Frank van Dien of the Dutch company ECOFYT took part in the Dutch Green Building Award 2012 with his remarkable project "Constructed Green Roof at Berkel-Enschott" - treating domestic wastewater on the roof of the building. http://www.greenbuildingaward.nl/award1.asp?id=231 He writes about the...

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Winners of “Reinventing the toilet” challenge

In a move to promote new and affordable dry toilets, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge to universities one year ago. 22 universities took part. The aim was to design toilets that can "capture and process human waste without piped water, sewer or electrical connections, and...

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Mukura Forest – an almost lost treasure

Battle against many oddities by an IEES-related organisation. The Mukura Forest is located within the Albertine Rift Region in Rwanda's Western Province, within the Congo-Nile crest. It used to be part of a continuous mountain forest from Nyungwe to the Volcanos Park. Today, this ancient forest...