EcoEng Newsletter

No.11, October 2005

© International Ecological Engineering Society, Wolhusen, Switzerland


Live events

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  Nov. 22+23, 9:00 UTC/GMT: Composting in the tropics - a practitioner's forum. With Dr. R. Shanthini, Sri Lanka  
  Nov. 16+17, 9:00 UTC/GMT: When Indian Ecology meets Swiss engineering. With Dr. Urs Baier, University of Applied Science Waedenswil, Switzerland.
  Oct. 26, 9:00 UTC/GMT: Maintaining solar powered & renewable systems in a remote desert setting. With Dr. Stewart Dallas, CRC Western Australia  

From the editors

Dear readers... By A. Schoenborn-Schaller, Switzerland.

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Survey closed on Nov. 18, 2005 - here are the results  


Building bridges between ecology and civil engineering. Interview with Dr. Hein van Bohemen, IEES board. By Andreas Schoenborn-Schaller, Switzerland.


Book review

Review of Hein van Bohemen's book "Ecological Engineering - Bridging between ecology and civil engineering". By A. Schoenborn-Schaller, Switzerland.

NOWRA conference
NOWRA Promotes Decentralized Wastewater Treatment in the US. By Carl Etnier, USA.  
Peering beyond the end of the pipe: Non-monetary methods for comparing wastewater treatment options. By Barton Kirk, USA, Carl Etnier, USA, and Erik Kärrman, Sweden.  
  Smarter land us with on-site systems: one state's process. By S. Johnstone, A. Macrellis, E. Richert, P. Thomson, E. Rettenmaier, M. Clark, all USA. PDF (874 kB)  
  Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System Reliability Analysis. By Carl Etnier, USA, Juliet Willets, Cynthia Mitchell & Simon Fane, all Australia & Scott Johnstone, USA. PDF (647 kB)  
  Water quality versus process monitoring. Charles City County, Virginia project. By Anish Jantrania and Allen Knapp, USA. PDF (145 kB)  
  Engaging community members in wastewater discussions. By Ken Jones, USA. PDF (94 kB)  
Aluminum composting unit for your garden. Chapter 4 of "How to compost kitchen waste in your garden". By Dr. R.Shanthini and K.A.Walgama, Sri Lanka  
  Zero emissions development: How does it work? The BedZED example. By Astrid Kirchner, United Kingdom.  
  When Indian Ecology Meets Swiss Engineering: Lessons learnt from Ecosan in Rajendra Nagar slum, Bangalore. By Urs Baier & Alexandra Baumeyer, Switzerland.  
  Appropriate management of onsite sanitation - New environmental legislation in Finland changes policies and interpretations. By Harri Mattila, Finland.  
  Maintenance of infrastructure in remote indigenous communities in Western Australia’s Western Desert. By Stewart Dallas, Australia.  


Writers' Fund: Please donate and help us get more articles on Ecological Engineering issues!!!

Ecosan conference in eThekwini/Durban 2005 - a brief summary. By Ina Jurga, PR China.  
  myNetworks - a first hand user report. By Daniel Roduner, Switzerland.  
  Good bye, Thomas Rohrer (1959 - 2005). By Andreas Schoenborn-Schaller, Switzerland.  


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