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IWONE 2017 - Focus Areas

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.

Focus areas

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 set-up.

Non-traditional 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 of renewable energy that are little known or not generally recognized as being useful energy sources. It could involve means to extract latent heat from 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 to water.

Alternative water flow

This focus area 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 untouched rivers.

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 water).

How 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 typically cover

Here are some other areas that the IWONE conferences typically cover, but which are not part of the focus areas for IWONE 2017.

Alternative propulsion systems

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.

Alternative water treatment

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.

Indirect influences 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 treated water.

Alternative climate influencing

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. 


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