29 Aug A NEW CONVERGENCE TO MEET WATER CRISES

29.08.2019

A NEW CONVERGENCE TO MEET WATER CRISES

Earlier this month, the New York Times described how a quarter of humanity faces looming water crises. From India to Iran and Botswana, 17 countries around the world are currently under extremely high water stress according to new data from World Resources Institute, who finds the situation alarming in many places around the world.

According to the article, researchers from the World Resources Institute have concluded that today, among cities with more than 3 million people, 33 of them – with a combined population of 255 million – face extremely high water stress, with repercussions for public health and social unrest. It is stated that by 2030, the number of cities is expected to rise to 45 and affect nearly 470 million people.

In the article it is further argued that a lot can and must be done to improve water management and the need for improving the quality of recycled wastewater is mentioned as an example – something which the Aquaporin Inside® membranes are particularly well suited to perform. The Aquaporin Inside® technology for improving water management is also categorized as a new convergence for revolutionizing technology in the newly published book by former MIT President, Susan Hockfield: “The Age of Living Machines”.

In her book, Susan Hockfield explains how, a century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircrafts, computers, the internet and other technologies, all of which have so radically changed our world that we can no longer imagine a life without them. Hockfield states that the climate changes we face today are a direct consequence of generating energy that fuels, heats and cools us. With temperatures and sea levels rising and large portions of the globe plagued by droughts and drug-resistant diseases, the solution lies within the development of new technologies to tackle these issues – namely the convergence between physics and biology and engineering.

Susan Hockfield describes how the Aquaporin Inside® membranes are a prime example of this convergence, wherein new generations of reverse osmosis membranes and new types of forward osmosis membranes are entering today’s market.

Peter Holme Jensen, CEO of Aquaporin A/S, is quoted by Susan Hockfield: “Why not use nature’s genius rather than trying to invent something better”.

Aquaporin is Water made by Nature.

 

Further information:

If you wish to learn more about the Aquaporin products or the work of Susan Hockfield, please contact CEO, Peter Holme Jensen.

Aquaporin A/S, Nymøllevej 78, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Website: www.aquaporin.com Phone: +4582303082



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