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The Institute of Ecological Technology was formed in Sweden in 1979, to be a platform for research and projects in alternative science, with a focus on ecology. It traces its roots to the "study and copy nature" perspective that had been advanced by the Austrian Viktor Schauberger about half a century earlier. Informal research and practical experiments in the area had been carried out in Sweden over many years, dating back to the early 60s.

Olof Alexandersson (author of the book "Living Water") together with an inspired team, formed the Institute and started to organize and publish previously hard to obtain articles on Schauberger's research, and translate it into Swedish. A series of expeditions to Oulanka national park in eastern Finland was planned, and two were carried out, in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Part of this material was published in the 1981 IET progress report (since long out of print).

The institute also spawned and inspired a series of Masters and Bachelor Theses on the area, notably Kullberg on "Water flow in spiralling and conical pipes" (KTH, 1982) and Strid on "Rhythmical flow" (LUTH, 1984), and later Molin & Olsson "Sediment transport in flowing water" (HK, 1989) and Sletten "Is to and fro equally far to go?" (GI, Denmark, 1994).

During the mid 1980s the activity of IET gradually diminished, but has seen a rekindling of activities from the second half of the 90s with a group in Malmö as the primus motor. Some of the projects has involved "Self-organizing flow" (Malmö 1997, Iwone 2001) "Drop channels" (1999-2001) and "Coanda surface propulsion" (Iwone, 2001).

Around 1999, IET was reformed into a distributed self-organizing institute, to connect loosely organized research groups around the planet, the IET Community.

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