Adrian Letzner M.Sc. - Founder of LetzTest
"I am specialized in the development of water quality testing laboratories in developing countries. After my Bachelor in Water Science (Bsc) in Germany I passed a master's degree in Management and Technologies of Water and Wastewater and studied especially on key factors of success to run a water testing laboratory in a developing country.
In 2009-2010 I was technical manager of a water testing laboratory in Cambodia. In 2012 my work on how to run a water testing laboratory in a developing country won the business plan competition of the city of Duisburg in Germany.
In the same year, I also cooperated as a volunteer with an NGO in China for the installation of a water testing laboratory to perform quality control on ceramic pot filters.
In 2014 in Benin, the German "Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit" (GIZ) gave me the opportunity to work as a water quality expert. The mission was to support the development of a national water quality monitoring system and to strengthen the capacity of the water quality testing laboratory of the ministry of health. In 2015, I assisted the GIZ in Benin to plan and prepare the next steps of the water quality program. Among other things, this included the development of a household water test kit, the identification of an appropriate household water treatment and storage method, and an evaluation of the countries' water testing laboratories.
Thanks to my dual nationality, I have no problems of understanding and communication in French-speaking countries."
Laurane Detolle M. Sc.