Professional background
Maria Estella Dürnecker





Piano classes at the Music School Ober-Grafendorf and St. Pölten


“Wirtschaftskundliches Realgymnasium der Engl. Fräulein”
in St. Pölten


Education as assistant of ecological project weeks with children at the National Park Neusiedlersee/Seewinkel


Conservatorium for Church Music
(C-Exam in 1994 and B-Exam in 1997)


Study of Environmental Engineering and Water Economy
at the “Universität für Bodenkultur Vienna”


Training as a sound therapist


two-semester basic course at the Vienna School of Photography.


Study of “social work“ at the Fachhochschule St. Pölten.

Since 2013

Study of “musictherapy“ at the Fachhochschule IMC Krems.



Professional experience:



Fa. Schubert Gmbh., Ober-Grafendorf:
Cabinet manufacturing, among others for sewage and hydroelectric plants


Nationalpark Kalkalpen, Molln:
Collaboration in a scientific project of the “Universität für Bodenkultur Vienna” on water economy and soil in limestone areas
Member of the group cataloguing the fauna and the geology of the National Park, based on aerial photographs

1998, 1999

Vermessungsbüro Mahowsky, St. Pölten:
On-site measurement (plots, buildings, roads, etc.) and evaluation in the office


City Council Office of Vienna – Department for road construction and maintenance Ma28, Vienna:
Road renewal projects, including preparation and supervision and final accounting


City Council Office of Vienna – Waterworks of Vienna Ma 31, Moosbrunn
Assistance and optimization of a pilot plant for the preparation of drinking water


Corsán-Corviam S.A., construction company, Granada:
IAESTE-Internship on the project „Canal de la Hoya de Guadix”. Measurement works and time planning


Mejoras Energeticas de Recursos e Investigaciones S.A., Madrid:
Sewage plant and drinking water plant of Motril, Almuñecar and Salobreña (Granada):
Preparation of a hydrological research of the areas of influence; creation, calibration and validation of hydraulic computer models of the nets
Scenarios and analysis if the current situation, solutions for achieving more efficiency and quality improvement - Analysis of the zoning plans and inclusion in the GIS – Proposals for the enlargement of the net to cover the expected needs of sewage and drinking water due to increase of population.
On site supervision of the enlargement (integration of an ozone plant) and improvement (new conception of the filters, among others) of the drinking water plant of Linares (Jaén).


LIFE-Nature-Project „Lafnitz – Living space interconnection at an alpine-Pannonia river – Project Coordinator
Responsible for the implementation of the LIFE-Project (4.57 million €), technical and administrative tasks:
Coordination of the project partners Land Steiermark, Land Burgenland and Water Resources Hungary, technical and financial reporting to the EU Commission, assistance to the project promoter Weideverein Ramsargebiet Lafnitztal in the decision-taking process, leadership of the working committees, planning and implementation of the public relations, support to the further development of the Ramsarzentrum Lafnitztal.

Since 2007

Local Government Niederösterreich
Department of Water related Projects WA2 – Expert for water project and water and river protection:
Responsible for sewage and drinking water of the communities Gänserndorf and Korneuburg – Representative of the EU Directive for community sewage plants.

Since 2008

working with sound


Youth mentoring for UMFs (= unacompanied minor refugees) of the Emmaus Community of St. Poelten, part-time employee for night shifts.