Landslide Rehab & Prevention

Vetiver System for Landslide Prevention and treatment

Vetiver Grass Technology has been mainly used for the repair of landslide sites, rather than in the prevention under natural conditions.  For the repair it has worked well in a number of countries including Brazil and Venezuela. It has proven effective on road construction sites in many countries where it has prevented many slips on shallow cut and fill slopes. Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Highway is one such example where prior to application on the highway there were serious slips

Photo 1 Before and after images of a major landslide in Brazil. Slope Stabilization in Itaipava‐Petropolis (Brazil) BRA_Eboli.pdf ( The vetiver solution was a total success after a landslide in 2008. This article is particularly relevant now that the catastrophic landslides are back in full force. PowerPoint Presentation USO DO CAPIM VETIVER PARA CONTENÇÃO E COMBATE À EROSÃO

Photos 2 and 3 Before and after (5 years) images of a serious land slide in Panama’ landis Reserve (Marietta Landis) Landslide Rehabilitation in Panama:

General info on slope stabilization see Vetiver System for Slope Stabilization Vetiver System for Slope Stabilization.pdf

Vetiver System for Mitigation of storm induced disasters:  Album Archive – VS for Mitigation of storm induced disasters (

Vetiver grass system for landslide rehabilitation with geofabrics: untitled (

Vetiver grass system for landslide rehabilitation with hard structure AUS_Landslide Pullenvale-o.pdf (

LAND SLIDES & PROTECTION This short series of images from Van Tran Tan of Vietnam gives shows how Vetiver System stabilized land slide prone slopes on the Ho Chi Minh Highway