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UPDATE: IEES Workshop at EECA conference
Monday, 16 November 2009
eeca_logo.pngAt this year's Ecological Engineering conference in Paris (EECA, see Ecological Engineering conference in Paris ), IEES will be the host of a workshop on "Benefits of Ecological Engineering Practices". The workshop will take place on Dec. 3, 2009, from 14:50 CET to 17:15. Download program (PDF, 26 kB)


 
Tropical House Frutigen Opens its Doors
Monday, 16 November 2009
Logo Tropical House FrutigenAt Frutigen, Switzerland, a new tropical house opens its doors on November 21, 2009. The facility is running on warm water (100 Liters per second) flowing out of the Lötschberg Base Railway Tunnel. This heat energy is used for the cultivation of fish and a variety of tropical fruit.

See http://www.tropenhaus-frutigen.ch/en.html for more infomation.
 
Think Piece on Ecological Engineering
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
kg.jpgBy Dr. Ken Gnanakan
IEES board member

Ecological Engineering is a relatively new science but has made a timely entry as we confront increasing environmental degradation all over the world. With the ecosystems suffering from centuries of unrestrained exploitation we need eco-sensitive and multi-supportive solutions, and this field of studies has provided some very effective answers.
Read more...
 
International Symposium on Sustainable Ecosystems
Thursday, 09 April 2009
ecosys.jpgHarmonious ecosystems for a bright future
Successful pathways to sustainability in Africa

20th - 23rd July, 2009
Valley View University, Accra, Ghana, West-Africa
Download announcement (PDF, 492 kB)
More info: www.vvu.edu.gh or www.ioev.de
 
NoMix Pilot at Liesthal discontinued
Thursday, 09 April 2009
nomix_bl.jpgThe Swiss pilot trial with urine separation toilets in a public library in Liesthal (Canton of Baselland) has been recently discontinued. According to the online newspaper bazonline.ch, the NoMix toilets did not serve their purpose well enough.
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El Salvador
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Flag of El SalvadorBetween a growing economy and an alarming water situation
By Maeggi Hieber , El-Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country of Latin America. Despite its growing economy and its progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, El Salvador is still among the 10 poorest countries of Latin America and faces an alarming drinking water and sanitation situation.
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Capacity Development for Ecological Sanitation in India
Monday, 23 March 2009
By Katharina Conradin, Switzerland

The Millennium Development Goals with their sub-target to halve the number of people without access to basic sanitation until the year 2015 are well known by now. It is also well known that lacking sanitation causes enormous costs and has tremendous negative effects on economy, health, human dignity and the environment.

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New master (MSc) program in Norway
Friday, 29 August 2008
ecosan.jpgSustainable Water and Sanitation, Health and Development

The new master program meets with the demand for competence arising from the Millennium goals for water and sanitation. 
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Talk of change - on mobiles and ecosan
Friday, 29 August 2008
mobilecosan.jpgIn some developing countries mobile communication comes as fast as a flash tide. Jeroen IJgosse ponders about this rapid development, as he witnessed it in Suriname.
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