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”.

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