Category: water

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…

Vetiver System And Its Application For Treatment Of Sewage Effluent

I participate in a number of Internet discussion groups. Recently questions were raised as to the problems caused by seepage from overfull household sewage tanks polluting the adjacent beaches on Caribbean Islands. Raw sewage on the rampage, whether from overfull…

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…

Vetiver System and Heavy Metals

In response to a query about the dispersal and uptake of heavy metals in vetiver grass, Paul Truong responds as follows: “Almost all  of the heavy metals absorbed by vetiver plant stay in the roots, therefore the leaves are largely…

Vetiver System and Fishponds

We have good feedback from Vietnam that Vetiver Grass will clean up fish ponds. More on this later in the year. In the mean time here is a snippet from David Booth in Indonesia: “We have also had very good…

Vetiver Activities in North Africa and the Mediterranean

The Vetiver Network International has four directors responsible for activities in different regions of the world. Here follows a short report from Criss Juliard that gives an idea of some of the activities going on in North Africa. Criss can…

Vetiver Systems and Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic and a lot of people and agencies are trying to focus on how to adapt to the changes that are likely to occur. We know that temperatures will increase, climatic events are likely to…

The Vetiver System for Ground Water Recharge – India

During the Cochin Workshop someone (was it DV Sridharan?) told me how vetiver hedgerows were improving ground water to the extent that his farm pond was now being recharged by groundwater aquifer. I would appreciate confirmation of this, together with details. I recall back…

Protect coral reefs from erosion sediment by using Vetiver System

I have written on many occasions of the need to use the Vetiver System to rehabilitate eroding land and thus stop eroded sediment being moved down stream to coastal waters where it destroys coral reefs and coastal fisheries. VS is…