Erizon uses innovative techniques grounded in science to deliver effective, environmentally friendly revegetation, dust suppression and erosion control solutions for Australia’s mining, oil & gas, civil and infrastructure projects.
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Darwin, the capital city at the top end of the Northern Territory, experiences two distinct seasons — the wet and the dry. This climate, and its geographical location facing the Timor sea, makes it susceptible to tropical cyclones and severe flooding.
These conditions make effective environmental solutions a necessity for Darwin. Without proper erosion mitigation plans, the city and its residents could suffer from the harmful effects that natural disasters bring.
Erizon has premium solutions specifically designed for challenging areas like Darwin. We have a team of soil scientists and experts who have dedicated their time and effort to studying the soil composition in each of our target sites. Through this, we guarantee our capability to provide the most efficient environmental solutions.
Although Darwin enjoys two kinds of seasons, there is what local indigenous residents call the ‘build-up’ season — the period between the dry and the wet seasons. During this time, the city experiences an increase in temperature and humidity. Cyclones and high rainfall storms also frequently occur in this period until the wet season.
High tides accompany these cyclones, which develop storm surges along Darwin’s coastline. Storm surges lead to extreme flooding in coastal areas and can cause damages in property, increased coastal erosion rates, and threats to human life and the ecosystem.
Heavy rainfall storms also produce stormwater runoff. Floodwaters at different velocities rampage the roads and other surfaces within the city. This occurrence further topples trees and puts down power lines across the town.
The good news is, proper revegetation and soil rehabilitation strategies can lessen the impact of tropical cyclones and storms.
Trees can deflect and redirect strong winds to reduce the damage from frontal wind gusts. However, to do this efficiently, they must have excellent root systems. Thus, revegetation plans — that consider a deep watering regime to encourage root growth deep down on the surface — can prevent cyclone damage.
Although no plant is totally wind, storm or cyclone proof, there are ways to increase the plant’s chances of withstanding even the harshest weather conditions.
One example is the right choice on the plant species for the specific site. For instance, some plants have good flexibility, strong wind resistance, and do not defoliate immediately. These types of plants have better chances of standing up to strong winds and floods.
Further, when revegetating cities like Darwin, it is also essential to consider the distance between the buildings and the trees. Large trees planted too close to the facilities or to power lines increase the possibility of causing significant damages.
Darwin’s local government always informs the public whenever there is an incoming cyclone. Official websites and radio announcements faithfully disseminate necessary information. Local officials also provide relevant annual updates to the community on essential preparations.
Members of the city staff always take part in an exercise for a comprehensive cyclone response simulation. These efforts aim to prepare the local officials and residents in their response to natural disasters that may occur.
However, without sustainable revegetation plans, the city has a considerable chance of entering a never-ending cycle of natural disasters and calamities. Some residents also do not prepare as much as they need to. As a result, damages will continue to take a toll on the city and its locals.
Erizon fully knows these concerns. In response, we have developed solutions perfect for cyclone-prone cities like Darwin. We build our methods on scientific principles and extensive research. Thus, we guarantee positive results in every project we undertake.
Erizon’s revegetation solutions provide long-term erosion control and natural disaster mitigation. We are the industry leader for solving even the most complex environmental problems in Australia.
At Erizon, we believe every site experiences unique challenges and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never an option. Thus, we tailor our solutions depending on the specific characteristics and needs of the site.
For cyclone-prone cities like Darwin, we recommend our revegetation solution — EnviroSprout.
Establishing vegetation in cities can bring a lot of positive outcomes. For one, plants can form physical pathways inside the soil. This created network increases the rate of water infiltration into the ground. When floodwaters from heavy rains flow through this land, the porous soil significantly reduces surface runoff.
Plants also have root systems that can physically reinforce and stabilise the soil and raise its erosion resistance.
We designed EnviroSprout to enhance the plant’s ability to form extensive roots so it can secure soil layers together and create an interlocking grid. In this way, there is minimal soil displacement and further stabilisation of the ground.
Besides, our revegetation solutions boost soil health by preventing weed growth. Weeds affect the development of plants by competing for nutrients, moisture, and light. By managing weed growth, plants can grow healthier and stronger.
At Erizon, we always begin our process with a comprehensive soil analysis and testing. Our team of highly experienced soil scientists conducts an on-site inspection and collection of soil samples. After a series of lab tests and studies, we then create recommendations that will produce the best outcomes.
One of our top priorities is to optimise vegetative growth. To do this, we first take time to understand and review the project location and the site conditions. Then, we make sure we choose the right plant species that best suits the site.
Before the final application of our products, we also conduct a series of tests to guarantee positive outcomes.
Erizon utilises modern equipment such as hydro trucks and hydro trailers to ensure even solution mixing and correct target application. These technologies enhance our work efficiency and eventually reduce project costs.
Finally, we always perform post-project monitoring using our 3D drones. We do this to solve any issues and problems that may arise and provide client satisfaction.
For over 25 years, Erizon has provided healthy and sustainable vegetation to diverse ecosystems in Australia. We always give the most effective environmental remediation and rehabilitation.
At Erizon, we believe in the environment’s preservation. For this reason, we make sure our solutions and approaches are eco-friendly and water-saving. We also guarantee that our strategies are always scientific so we can produce successful outcomes.
We always bring tailored solutions. In this way, we can assure every client gets what they deserve — only excellent service.
Above all, it is our foremost goal to make Darwin a safer place to live. This goal motivates us to give our best to every soil rehabilitation and revegetation project.
Learn more about Erizon’s approach to Environmental Solutions in Darwin.
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