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SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER - ICV7

REGISTER NOW -- SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER - ICV7 -- October 26-29 2020 - Chiang Mai, Thailand. REGISTRATION (FREE).

VETIVER CHAMPION AWARD - NOMINATIONS DUE BY MARCH 1st 2020 see LINK

THE KING OF THAILAND AWARDS - NOMINATIONS DUE BY MARCH 31st 2020 see LINK


Join us at the 7th International Vetiver Conference to be held in Thailand in October 2020, with special focus on "soil and water conservation". This event has a tradition of being very well organized with the support of Thailand's Chaipattana Foundation and provides an opportunity to present your vetiver work and to meet fellow vetiver users from all over the world. This conference is of special importance as it will commemorate the Late King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, and his very significant support and leadership for the research and development of the Vetiver Grass Technology.


Land Rehabilitation in the Northern Mariana Islands of the Pacific

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mature vetiver on previously badly eroded slope
This lead photo is of the rehab work of the very heavily eroded Talakhaya Watershed located on Rota Island, Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific. Vetiver is the main plant used to rehab and reduce sediment flows to nearby coastal area. The vetiver work was initiated by Dr. Mohammad Golabi of the University of Guam and involved community participation.  This work is a very good example how the judicious use of vetiver can be used to rehab badly eroded public lands on tropical islands thus reducing sediment flows to adjacent coastal waters.



You can learn more about this work at:

 https://www.vetiver.org/…/SOIL&WATER%20CONSERVATION/2%20M%2… and
https://dcrm.gov.mp/…/water-quality-and-watershe…/talakhaya/

Other images show how effective vetiver has been in rehabilitating the treated areas where no other plants could establish. The three satellite images show pin selected spots in 2013, 2015, and 2019 and give an idea of the scale of erosion and the recovery as a result of vetiver planting. The 2019 imagery shows both recovery and some relatively new hedge
Typical eroded area of the watershed before treatment
Close up of newly planted vetiver (Dr. Gulabi)


Vetiver in second year of planting



2013: Right hand green pins show untreated eroded area. Upper left vetiver treatment visible

2015 - treated and untreated areas


2019 - treated areas filling in, Vetiver hedgerows clearly seen as rows across slope. Preventing further scouring

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