Introduction to Soil and Water Bioengineering for ecological restoration


Sangalli P. (EFIB); Arizpe D. (CIEF/Vaersa), Cornelini P. (AIPIN)

Draft program

Soil and Water Bioengineering (SWB): is a discipline that combines technology with biology, making use of native plants and plant communities as construction material and erosion control in degraded environments. It pursues technological, ecological, economic and landscape regeneration goals The fields of application are very large, including the restoration of the natural environment of extractive activities (mining, quarrying ...), infrastructure (motorways, railways...) riverbeds, dunes and coastal areas, urban areas…

Although these techniques have a potential combined with other techniques of ecological restoration there is still a deficit in knowledge and training of technicians and professionals, both in projects and in the implementation.img2

Slope stabilisation in Forestry -P. Sangalli

The aim of this course is to introduce the audience in the techniques of soil Bioengineering with a duration of 4 hours divided in two parts: The first part is devoted to the Soil and Water Bioengineering applied for ecological restoration . The second part is focused in the use of Soil and Water bioengineering in Mediterranean area

Course Objectives

  • Know the principles and action areas of Bioengineering
  • Know the main techniques used in both field level and in river slope stabilization
  • Know the specificities to use this techniques in the Mediterranean area


4 hours in two parts: 2+2 hours

This Course has been prepared by the Spanish Association of Landscape Engineering (AEIP), the Italian Association of Naturalistic Engineering (AIPIN) and has the support of the European Federation of Soil Bioengineering.