Category: slope stabilization

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…

Morocco – Vetiver Systems Conference/Workshops

CONFERENCE SUMMARY Application of the Vetiver System for Environmental Protection: Prevention and Treatment of Contaminated Soil and Water. Rabat, Morocco, 14 November 2006 Criss Juliard. The Vetiver Network (International) [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> The objective of the conference was to provide a general…

The Vetiver System – Summary

The Vetiver System The Vetiver System (VS) is dependent on the use of a very unique tropical plant, Vetiver grass – Vetiveria zizanioiodes. The grass can be grown over a very wide range of climatic and soil conditions, and if…

Private Sector at work with Vetiver in Madagascar

Readers should be interested in the following email from Coppin Yoann in Madagascar. It just shows what individuals can do to produce vetiver plant material on a large scale. I would say that he is the sort of person who…

Vetiver System Applications in California

For 11 years Doug Richardson has been quietly introducing the Vetiver System for slope stabilization and erosion control in southern California in the Santa Barbara area. He has over 60 projects now and they show just how effective vetiver can be. We…

Highway slope stabilization in Indonesia

A very convincing trial has been demonstrated on a 70º laterite highway batter slope near Bundung, Indonesia. (this work was supported by the Indonesian Vetiver Network and TVNI). This is a great trial and the results are obvious even to…

Vetiver System – In their own words

Back in 1996 The Vetiver Network made a grant to Munchen fur Munchen (a German NGO working in Mettu, western Ethiopia, to support and expand its vetiver based soil conservation program. Twelve years later: From Debela Dinka – Sustainable Land…

Vetiver System must be applied correctly

I received an email from Yoann Copin in Madagascar who is working with a large mining operation. He would like to know if anyone has had experience stopping/slowing soil erosion using either lawn grasses or bamboo. I would like to…