Category: slope stabilization

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…

Flood control, groundwater recharge and erosion control. The Vetiver System can mitigate all three at the same time.

The Guardian has an interesting article by George Monblot titled “Drowning in Money: the untold story of crazy public spending that makes flooding inevitable”. In summary he links the huge amount of money that is spent in the United Kingdom on…

Bio-engineering Workshop Brazil April 24-25 2014

Vetiver Workshop Brazil APRIL 24-25 2014. WORKSHOP BIOENGENHARIA VETIVER – Fundamentos da Tecnologia Verde, Porto Alegre – RS, AUDITÓRIO DA FACULDADE DE AGRONOMIA 24 e 25 de ABRIL – 2014. This workshop will feature special guest Rafael Oblique, Venezuela’s leading Vetiver System…

Establishing Native Vegetation for Soil Stabilization in Semi-Arid Areas in South Africa, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

An excellent presentation by Roley Noffke of Hydromulch – Africa’s leading land restoration company. “As a pioneer species, vetiver grass, enables native species to establish on degraded sites where under normal circumstances it is impossible for the latter to develop. Vetiver grass provides habitat, shelter and…

Vetiver Bioengineering in Venezuela

Reviewing the papers and presentations delivered at the October 2013 Vetiver Conference in Colombia there is one on Bioengineering in tropical Venezuela that should be read. (Non Spanish readers should use Google translate or just look at the presentation). The paper and presentation were…