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In Search of a Market in Vietnam and Love (Ep.5)

Agua Inc. is a pioneering company and a global leader in biotechnological production. They offer a natural alternative to conventional wastewater treatments and do so without the use of any chemicals or energy (instead, they use plants). In this episode, we followed Pedro Delgado, founder of Aquaphytex and Agua, as he ventures down the deltas near Ho Chi Minh City in search of a special species of plant. The species he’s looking for is part of the same family of plants that he has utilized in water purification centers in Spain and Mali, and if he succeeds in tracking it down, it could play a vital role in expanding his company into Vietnam. In Vietnam, he combines his two loves in life: his girlfriend, Bianca, and his passion for purifying water around the world.

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  • Taylor Schulz

    I love watching the unreasonable at sea videos. They are so inspiring and uplifting. I love this idea. Innovations such as these are great to learn about and I hope to hear of the progress it has made! thanks for sharing!

  • hasselbemj31

    What an inspirational video to watch. I love how he is so passionate about providing water. It is something that so many of us take advantage of and don’t realize how hard it is for people to find clean water. Just in that video you saw how dirty that water was. I know I have never seen such dirty water in my life. Crazy! So cool how he is creating clean water though. He goes around the country trying to find a plant and create water specifically for them. How interesting. I love how this video brought us inside of the world of that country and showed us how they lived and what it would be like to live there.

  • hasselbemj31

    I agree. These videos are so interesting and make you want to go out and travel the world and help out as well. What an amazing idea and innovation to come up with. So crazy as well how in need so many countries are in need of water, when water comes so easy to many of us. I thought it was crazy how dirty the water was in the video. What a great way to show the world that you don’t really have it that bad.

  • Glassborow

    I think this is a great video, I really like how he uses a plant to clean water, which is a sustainable and cheap source. This could be such a great prospect especially for people who live in poor areas or those who have access to little water. It’s such an inspiring video to watch and to know that this man is potentially saving hundreds of people’s lives by just using a few plants! I really hope he succeeds in this innovating idea.

  • fkrutsky

    There wasn’t very specific information in this video that explain how exactly this idea would work but from what I gathered it seems like an affordable and simple idea in order to provide people in need with clean water. Finding a local plant in order to do this makes it that much simpler to implicate without the risk of bringing in an invasive specie as well. This idea is driven by love which is just an extra nice touch!