Category: disaster mitigation

Vetiver Roots – The Hidden Half.

This new book by Dr. Paul Truong provides a wealth of information on the function and unique role of the roots of vetiver grass that allow for a wide range of environmental mitigation. Paul Truong, TVNI’s Technical Director, has been…

“RIDGE TO REEF – A CRITICAL ROLE FOR VETIVER GRASS” – A QUICK FIX?

The tropical island watershed conservation “Ridge to Reef” concept is a popular strategy for reducing soil erosion and sediment/pollutant movement from the upper watersheds to populated coastal areas and in-shore waters. Ridge to Reef programs could be accelerated and be…

Vetiver for the Mitigation of Disaster Impacts from Storm Events.

“Catastrophic floods and landslides occurred throughout the region. When it was over, some 9,200 people had died; almost 270,000 homes were lost; 21,325 miles of roads and 335 bridges were destroyed. Immediately after the storm, some 2,000,000 people were pushed…

Vetiver and its Mitigation of the Impact of Storms.

I intended to write about vetiver and its use in pest control, but with the havoc caused by the recent hurricanes and tropical storms along the US Gulf Coast and the less news worthy typhoons that have walloped Vietnam (the…

Vetiver and its potential in the Gulf of Mexico Region

It is always nice to see private individuals experimenting with vetiver on their land. We have an example of Warren Sullivan who has land on the east side of Trinity Bay, Texas. He sent me the following message:   “I…