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Vetiver System

The “Vetiver System” depends on the multi-purpose use and application of a very unique grass, vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides), which is a non invasive species found in most tropical and semi-tropical counties. Initially (1980s) the World Bank promoted its use…

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…

Vetiver for the Mitigation of Disaster Impacts from Storm Events.

“Catastrophic floods and landslides occurred throughout the region. When it was over, some 9,200 people had died; almost 270,000 homes were lost; 21,325 miles of roads and 335 bridges were destroyed. Immediately after the storm, some 2,000,000 people were pushed…

Vetiver and its Mitigation of the Impact of Storms.

I intended to write about vetiver and its use in pest control, but with the havoc caused by the recent hurricanes and tropical storms along the US Gulf Coast and the less news worthy typhoons that have walloped Vietnam (the…