Category: disaster mitigation

Root Cause

Shantanoo Bhattacharyya who lives an Assam, India has done some excellent work with the Vetiver System for river bank, highway, and general slope stabilization.  Here is an interesting article about his involvement with Vetiver in a recent article in India’s…

A Maestro’s Solution for using Vetiver for slip stabilization in Hong Kong

Dr.P.K.Yoon was a founding Board Director of The Vetver Network International. His extensive research on Vetiver morphology, physiology Propagation are fundamental to the success of the Vetiver System today. See “Look See at Vetiver“: https://www.vetiver.org/MAL_PK.Yoon%20Look%20see/START.HTM In addition Dr. Yoon’s R&D on…

The use of geotextiles with Vetiver System for slope stabilization

There are circumstances that warrant the use of geotextile matting in conjunction with the Vetiver System.  The former provides short term protection during the period that vetiver is establishing.  You can find a recent study https://www.vetiver.org/BAN_slope%20stab.pdf “Use of Vegetation and Geo-Jute in…

Vetiver System and the Control of Rainfall Runoff

John Greenfield’s note (http://www.vetiversolutions.info/2013/05/the-essentials-of-rainfed-farming-in.html) on the essential need to control rainfall runoff is indeed very much to the point.  A recent study by Herve Plusquellec indicates that over the past 50 years the world’s irrigated lands more than doubled from 140…

Shrinking Threat to Global Food Supplies

All of you who work with the Vetiver System should read today’s article (published by the Guardian newspaper) written by Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute, titled “The real threat to our future is peak water”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/water-supplies-shrinking-threat-to-food http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/water-supplies-shrinking-threat-to-food In summary world wide…

Why Vetiver System is effective for steep slope stabilization – GEOTROPISM

Geotropism of vetiver (P.K.Yoon) Paul Truong, Technical Director of TVNI brings us this amazing photo gallery of VS demonstrating extreme slope stabilization from Africa, Asia and and South America. The presentation “Geotropism of Vetiver” is compelling.  It starts with work by Dr….