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IWONE 2019 - 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 2019 are:
  • Alternative water treatment
  • Indirect effects on plants and soil
  • Alternative climate influencing - with focus on restoring ecosystems and healing nature
(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.

Alternative water treatment

This focus area covers alternative (non-chemical) ways of treating water to improve its quality for drinking, for plants and agriculture, and for other uses, as well as unconventional methods to measure and assess water quality.

It could e.g. include the effects of vortexing and water motion on water quality, magnetic water treatment, indirect water treatment (information transfer to water), water memory effects etc. It could also include methods to measure the effects of water treatment and assess water quality with crystallization patterns, absorption spectra, Kirlian photography etc.

Indirect influences on plants and soil

This focus area covers intangible ways to influence the quality and growth of plants as well as the quality of soil.

It could e.g. include the effects of Schauberger's garden repulsator and bio-machines, paramagnetic towers (Callahan), pyramid greenhouses, meditation and other alternative influences on vegetation. It could also include the effects of alternatively treated water, clay singing and biodynamic preparations on the quality of plants and on soil structure.

Alternative climate influencing - with focus on restoring ecosystems and healing nature

This focus area covers intangible ways to affect the large scale processes of nature - i.e. geological, hydrological and atmospheric processes as well as ecosystem attraction basins. E.g. ways to affect clouds, humidity, weathering- and sedimentation processes, and the distribution of species, i.e. the conditions that make up the state of an ecosystem as a whole.

In this area we particularly encourage presentations relevant to restoration of eco-systems and healing nature.

It could e.g. include research related to: Schauberger's bio-machines applied to restoration of eco-systems, Reich's cloudbusters applied to restoring the humidity in arid areas, Schauberger's bio-condensator and electrostatic effects on the atmosphere (e.g. on precipitation), restoring natural waters and eco-systems with alternative water treatment, application of biodynamic preparations in forestry and wildlife area management, permaculture perspectives applied to large scale restoration of nature. It could also include effects of consciousness (e.g. meditation) on the large scale processes of nature.

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 2019.

Non-traditional alternative energy sources

This 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.

Alternative water flow

This 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).

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.

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