Category: health

The Role Vetiver System can play in helping to achieve Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) “Vision 2050”

Robinson Vanoh and his company, Eagle Vetiver Systems Ltd, is the leader in Vetiver System (VS) applications in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Robinson is also a Board member of TVNI with special responsibilities for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in…

Coal Flyash Dump Successfully Stabilized with Vetiver Grass

When not stabilized and protected, fly ash dumps, associated with coal fired power generation plants, are serious health hazards due to heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni, Cd, and As) in the fly ash dust and associated dumpsite leachates. These…

Indonesian environmental volunteers embrace the Vetiver System

agriculture, climate change, disaster mitigation, erosion, health, Network News, slope stabilization, urban, wastewater, water Vetiver System has been used in Indonesia for at least 20 years, and in particular the East Bali Poverty Project used VS for a number of effective applications.  Other groups and companies have used VS…

Vetiver protects latrines and provides privacy hedge in Haiti

Millions of dollars are being spent on improving public sanitation.  Most is expensive and will only reach just a few communities – those living in rural areas get little or no help. Even in most cities in the developing world…