The winning team: Fighting salinization with bacteria


The winning team: Fighting salinization with bacteria

Congratulations to the fantastic MegaBreak team for winning the Vietnam AquaVenture 2023 during VIETWATER 2023!


For us – Peter Prins (Land Water Food Consult BV) and Guus Paardekooper (SkillEd) – it has been a great honour and experience mentoring you.

Vietnam AquaVenture 2023 (Vietnam AquaVenture 2023 – Asia Climate Lab) is a business competition that challenges young entrepreneurs to develop innovative water technology solutions.


During the competition, the teams participated in an intensive entrepreneurship boot camp and were coached by experienced Vietnamese and Dutch organizations. The MegaBreak team from CAN THO UNIVERSITY convinced the jury with a lab-tested method to desalinate salty freshwater by using bacteria. The project was even featured on Vietnamese TV: