Category: pollution

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…

“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…

Students in Brazil treat waste water using VS

This is the way to go!! Get  the schools involved – see following report from Bruna Lage in Brazil “A group of environmental engineering students with support from the state school, Herbert de Souza, developed a project that may help treat sewage….

1ST PHILIPPINE CONFERENCE ON VETIVER, MARCH 5-7, 2014 AT THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA. — THE VETIVER SYSTEM AND ITS MANY ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

International experts from The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) led by Dr. Paul Truong,  together with local end-users will share their knowledge on  the economic value and numerous applications of the Vetiver System that are responsive to environmental mitigation needs over…

An Effective, Simple and Low Cost Method of Treating Contaminated Water to Control Diseases Using Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology

There are many occasions when we see, particularly in poorer countries, the impact on health due to untreated waste water, especially that associated with homes, schools, clinics, businesses, and temporary housing and facilities linked to refugee camps.  Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology…