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Vetiver System and beach front protection in Brazil

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

When Paul Truong was in Brazil he was given a mass of photos of DEFLOR's beach front protection at Bertioga.  I have posted them all on TVNI's photo gallery

There are no photo captions, but it is not difficult to assess what is being done.

Please note that this work was carried out by a highly skilled company, with a lot of preparatory work before planting of vetiver. Apart from stabilizing the beach front the vetiver will stop a lot of rubbish and runoff (effluent?) entering the beach.
It is an impressive work.  I am sure that it could be repeated in many parts of the tropics where beach front erosion is a problem including Hawaii and the Caribbean.

this particular work was done at a high end resort area - so hoteliers and others might be very interested.

For more information contact: lucena@deflor.com.br

Dick Grimshaw

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