The IEES was founded in 1993, with the idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society. It is an international network of Ecological Engineering enthusiasts. Ultimately, we want to promote Ecological Engineering as the major way of construction in the 21st century.
The idea to bring together experts and conduct Ecological Engineering activities within an international society was born at the 1st Conference on Ecological Engineering in Stensund, Sweden in 1991. Two years later, in October 1993 the society was officially founded in Utrecht, Netherlands by thirteen engaged participants. The first annual meeting was held in June 1994 in Stangvik, Norway.
IEES is a non-profit organisation seeking to promote and advance a broad view of Ecological Engineering (working definition of IEES) through these four core activities:
1) Connect: Facilitate and improve the cooperation between ecologists, engineers and other scientific fields
2) Exchange: Promote the exchange between scientific and educational organisations, enterprises, and (non-)governmental organisations
3) Educate: Support the development of a common Ecological Engineering curriculum
4) Promote: Raise the awareness of Ecological Engineering practice worldwide
Check out the IEES website at https://iees.ch/
Read our manifesto