The Vetiver System for Slope Stabilization: An Engineer's Handbook

The Vetiver System for Slope Stabilization: An Engineer's Handbook

by Paul Truong


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The Vetiver System (VS) relies on a unique tropical plant, vetiver grass, which has been proven and used in some 100 countries for soil and water conservation, slope stabilization, land rehabilitation, pollution control, water quality improvement, disaster mitigation and many other environmental applications that can mitigate the impact of global warming and climate change. The Vetiver System is easy to use, low cost and if applied correctly works! This handbook describes its most important uses for infrastructure protection and disaster mitigation through the Vetiver System's application for slope stabilization. It is based on 20 years of research and actual applications for the stabilization of highways, railways, canals, river banks, building sites, and flood control levees, sea dikes, and land slide sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438217352
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Dr. Paul Truong - Director, The Vetiver Network International for Asia and the Pacific Region, and Director of Veticon Consulting of Australia. Over the last 18 years he has conducted extensive R&D and application of the Vetiver System for environmental protection purposes. He has received several awards and prizes for his work on the Vetiver System, including awards from the World Bank and the King of Thailand.

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