Soil and water Bioengineering is a construction technique with a long historical tradition that uses living plant material as building materials and materials available on site.

The aim is to take into account aspects of ecology and landscape aesthetics in addition to construction requirements, and thus to provide a whole range of ecosystem services (services provided by nature for humans: erosion control, climate regulation, etc.).

These dynamic bioengineering systems and their interaction with natural processes must already be considered in the planning phase over the entire life cycle of an engineering structure and are priorities in the ongoing research projects and central content of the soil and water bioengineering teaching portfolio. The following figure visualizes these key areas.

Drawing: Engineering Biological System