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 in engineering. Since then, the field has developed considerably. Some of its … Read more


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 activities and collaborations with partner organisations. During the Ecosummit (Montpellier, France, 29 … Read more

cewas – Start your own Business in the Water Sector!

cewas is the international Training Centre for start-ups in the water, sanitation and resource management based in Willisau (Switzerland). The third cewas Start-Up programme is directed at graduates who want to start their own business in the emerging water sector.  Within the one-year training programme which will be commencing in September 2013, young entrepreneurs-to-be are … Read more

Free IWA book from Brazil

Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions The book gives a state-of-the-art presentation of the science and technology of biological wastewater treatment, particularly domestic sewage. The book covers the main treatment processes used worldwide with wastewater treatment in warm climate regions given a particular emphasis where simple, affordable and sustainable solutions are required. This comprehensive … Read more

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 more sustainable way of living. The transformation from traditional to sustainable systems requires interdisciplinary knowledge of the re-design, construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment. The … Read more

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. Call for symposia until Sep. 30, 2012 Call for oral and poster presentation until Nov. 11, … Read more

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), both directly involved in this project, now summarize their experiences in a “Manual for … Read more