Category: slope stabilization

VETIVER GRASS: AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY FOR TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WORLD-WIDE

Jeremy Berkoff is a development economist with more than forty years experience in consultancy, government and international agencies. His specialities are water resources and agriculture. For eighteen years he worked for the World Bank. Since 1994, he has been an independent…

Results of the iNaturalist Vetiver System Project Competition

In January 2021, The Vetiver Network International (TVNI, www.vetiver.org) set up a Vetiver System community project on the iNaturalist website, a social network to help map and share observations of species around the world.  Although its core focus is on…

The Vetiver System can provide a low-cost solution for shallow landslide mitigation.

  The most recent (February 2022) devasting landslides in and around the City of Petropolis (located in Brazil’s state of Rio de Janeiro), are not new to the region, but the frequency and severity appears to be increasing due to…

Vetiver Cold Tolerance Trials

Vetiver is known for its versatility and tolerance to a wide variety of environmental conditions including drought, flooding, fire, poor soil, salt, and contaminants, making it a great choice for bioengineering applications in many areas of the world.  As a…

The Vetiver Education & Empowerment Project (VEEP) Model. 

For those who understand and have witnessed the significant benefits and impact of Vetiver System (VS) applications, are often perplexed that the technology is still unknown by many potential users despite global promotion efforts. Degradation of soil and water is…

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…

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…

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…