IWONE is a workshop covering non-traditional ways to affect water flow,
water quality, plants, weather and eco-systems, as well as
non-traditional alternative energy sources. Historically the workshop
has had a focus on ideas related to the Austrian naturalist Viktor
Schauberger. The workshop is organized by Institute of
Ecological Technology (IET) - a non-profit foundation and distributed
self-organizing research institute, situated in Sweden.
The idea is that the participants should hold speeches (15-60 minutes)
in order to present new ideas or to inform about their actual
work or recent research. We also encourage discussions, and the
participants will get feedback through discussions and interaction with
the audience. If you do not have a presentation, it is possible to
participate as a listener (if there is space). The maximum number of
participants is 60.
The focus areas for IWONE 2017 are: Non-traditional
alternative energy sources,
Alternative water flow and How
to structure alternative research on water. (For
definitions, see below.)
We will reserve the time for presentations for papers within the focus
areas, but may accept interesting papers that are clearly within
the other areas below as poster presentations. Papers may also be
accepted as poster presentations if you cannot attend in person.
Presentations dealing with practical
results and working prototypes are
We try to maintain a balance between speeches that cover theoretical,
experimental and practical results. On the afternoons there will be
time for some practical workshops. A minor exhibition area exists for
those who want to display a product or to demonstrate an experimental
alternative energy sources
This focus area covers non-traditional
alternative energy sources.
Whereas traditional alternative energy sources cover conventional
wind power, solar energy etc., this area focuses on potential sources
renewable energy that are little known or not generally recognized as
being useful energy sources. It could involve means to extract latent
the atmosphere, unconventional turbine designs (e.g. Schaubergers
spiral turbines), heat pumps with anomalous properties, or means to use
atmospheric electricity or natural electromagnetic fields as an energy
source. It could also involve more exotic topics such as means to
extract gravitational energy, low energy nuclear reactions (known as
"cold fusion"), and other "free energy" devices.
In this area we
particularly encourage presentations on unconventional energy related
covers guiding and self-organizing water flow (e.g.
Schauberger’s energy bodies), temperature regulation of water courses,
sloping logs, and other forms of indirect river regulation. It also
covers areas like the effects of interaction between vegetation and
river courses on the stability and evolution of the river bed, and
alternative means to conduct water, e.g. double spiral pipes, fin
pipes, Knossos pipes, Schauberger kudu pipes, flowforms etc.
In this area we
particularly encourage presentations relevant to testing Viktor
Schauberger's river restoration principles and observations of
It could e.g.
include: research related to temperature and water movement in
untouched natural waters, experiments with Viktor Schauberger's
perspectives on river restoration, etc. Also papers relating to Viktor
Schauberger's forestry management (particularly if it is related to
structure alternative research on water
This focus area covers initiatives to
establish standards and information databases and ways to achieve
collaboration within the IWONE research areas.
Other areas that we
Here are some other areas that the IWONE
conferences typically cover, but which are not part of the focus areas
for IWONE 2017.
This area covers practical means of
propulsion that are little explored. It could e.g. involve Coanda
saucers, Schauberger's repulsine, lifters, propulsion by suction or by
using oscillatory wave motions.
This area covers alternative (non-chemical)
ways of treating
water to improve its quality for drinking, for plants and agriculture,
and for other uses. It covers e.g. indirect water treatment
(information transfer), the effect of vortexing and water motion on
water quality, magnetic water treatment, water memory effects and
unconventional methods to measure water quality.
on plants and soil
This area covers alternative means to
influence quality and growth on
plants. E.g. Schauberger’s garden repulsator, paramagnetic towers
(Callahan), pyramid greenhouses, and other alternative influences on
vegetation. Also treatment of plants and soil with alternatively
This area could involve non-chemical means to affect the humidity
of the air (e.g. Reichs cloudbuster) or climate in general
("biomachines"), or new means to detect environmental changes, e.g.
quality measurements using the electric potential of trees. It could
also involve large scale effects (such as oxygenization of ponds, small
lakes and bays) by alternative water treatment.