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WATER x FUTURE – Presented by Aquaporin

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Deep dive into the matters that are close to our hearts. Water and all the opportunities and dilemmas it contains, technologies rooted in nature, the purpose of innovation, and the spectrum between science and humans.




Deep dive into the matters that are close to our hearts. Water and all the opportunities and dilemmas it contains, technologies rooted in nature, the purpose of innovation, and the spectrum between science and humans.




The many shapes of water

In this episode of WATER x FUTURE, we take a closer look at the Danish artist Karl Troels Sandegård who has a profound interest in the potential of water. So far, he has worked with its three most familiar states – solid, liquid, and gas. Now, his most recent exhibition ‘The High Seas of Your Intrinsic Ocean’ unfolds his fascination with the more mysterious nature of water: its fourth state; the jelly-like plasma that is created when water is absorbed by a human or plant body. Exploring the...


The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

More than 10,000 water professionals, thought-leaders, decision makers, leading researchers, and business representatives from within and outside the water sector were gathered in Copenhagen during the five days of the International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition, which focused on water solutions, applications, and innovations. During the IWA, the danish company Aquaporin made a lot of events to spark a debate on water and the problems surrounding for instance PFAS in...


The PFAS problem: From Fanø to Flint

For decades PFAS has been used in various industries. Now, we are facing the consequences of the widespread use of industrial chemicals contaminating our groundwater, and seeing the effect it has on the human body. PFAS have been used in commercial products since the 1940s. They can be in products such as clothing, furniture, food packaging, cooking materials, electrical insulation, and firefighting foam. In this episode of WATER x FUTURE, we are talking with a professor in toxicology...


How will emerging technologies reshape the F&B industry?

The food and beverage industry is constantly changing and adjusting to new trends. One of the most prominent trends in the last couple of years is the 'clean label' trend that allows consumers to avoid E-numbers in their food and drinks. But what are the new and innovative technologies that will change the industry? Today's consumer is more health-conscious and wants products produced sustainably. In this episode of WATER x FUTURE Yunfeng Li, the commercial director of Food and Beverage at...


What does it mean to be a listed company?

June 28 2022 marked Aquaporin’s one-year anniversary as a listed company on the NASDAQ Copenhagen stock exchange. But what does it actually mean to be a listed company? Get the answer from three different perspectives, namely Aquaporin CEO Matt Boczkowski, CFO Klaus Juhl Wulff, and Chairperson of the Board Niels Heering. Together, they give a fascinating and personal insight into Aquaporin’s listing; the many years of hard work ahead of ringing the bell on the big day, and the wins and...


Water ambassadors on a mission

Andreas Herfelt and Ulrik Hansen Folkmann, two of Denmark’s newly appointed water ambassadors, give an insight into their unusual jobs and the missions they are on in, respectively, Rome in Italy and Chicago in the US. According to both of them, Denmark is a leading country in water innovation, and their purpose is to draw attention to how Denmark can lead the way in support of the environment and the Danish export strategy for water. Both Rome and Chicago experience major water loss, and...


No more walking for water

On a global scale, 282 million people walk in search of water every single day. Africa is one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. On the continent, 483 million people lack sanitation, and 3 in 10 do not have access to basic drinking water services. Innovative initiatives are taken to solve the various water challenges facing African countries, and in this episode, some of the solutions are introduced by SafeWater Senior Director Pia Yasuko Rask and Tity Simbo Kamara, Project...


Singapore: From water dependency to global water hub

Explore Singapore’s water dilemma and solutions together with Aquaporin Asia Deputy Manager Guofei Sun and Shane Allen Snyder, Professor & Executive Director of Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute, part of Nanyang Technological University. Singapore is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, a place where water is a matter of national security, as the island state doesn’t have access to natural water resources. Therefore, Singapore has to find alternative methods to...


Can cathedral thinking solve climate change?

Sustainability Scientist Kimberly Nicholas and Aquaporin CEO Matt Boczkowski explore the concept of cathedral thinking which at its core is to innovate and develop solutions for the sake of future generations. Nicholas emphasizes that climate stabilization is our generation’s cathedral to build and how critical this moment and our ability to rethink what is humanly possible are to solve climate change. Boczkowski highlights the many parallels there are between water and climate, as he...


What is open innovation?

Join our CIO Peter Holme Jensen and Science City Lyngby CEO Marianna Lubanski for a talk about the trending concept of open innovation, how Aquaporin uses open innovation as a foundation for development, and why it’s important to keep on innovating. Marianna Lubanski explains how to succeed in developing an innovation district, and why public-private partnerships are so important. Peter Holme Jensen describes how open innovation has been a cornerstone of Aquaporin from the very beginning...


Water in space

Join the CEO of the Danish Aerospace Company and our VP of Technology on a trip into space, as they discuss groundbreaking space technologies, collaborating with NASA, Aquaporin’s Space Alliance, and why it’s essential to be able to reuse what you have in space. Learn more about Aquaporin Space Alliance here: https://aquaporin.com/company/asa/ Can’t get enough of space technologies? Tune in to the 50th episode of the podcast Discovery Matters which will air in February to explore biotech’s...


When science meets art

Associate Professor in Medical Humanities Adam Bencard takes you on a tour of the exhibition “The World is in You” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, an example of the universe that can emerge when science and art interact. VP of Brand & Marketing at Aquaporin Ed Renner explains why Aquaporin has integrated art in its DNA and development, and Aslak Aamot Helm, Postdoc, Artist & Co-founder of Aquaporin’s art initiative Primer shares his thoughts on how art brings new perspectives and...


The taste of water

How does water taste? Join Water Sommelier & Technologist Milin Patel from Fine Liquids for a live water tasting of three different waters. Milin gives you a vocabulary to describe the taste of water and offers an alternative, celebrative perception of water. Learn more about Milin Patel and Fine Liquids here.


Why biomimicry is the future 2:2

What role does biology play in the future of technology? Neuroscientist & Former MIT President Susan Hockfield answers and explains how machines will become more and more alive, as we continue to leverage nature’s genius in the development of new technologies to secure resources for the generations to come. Seth GaleWyrick from Biomimicry 3.8 unriddles the concept of biomimicry and how nature contains the answers to all problems worth solving. Learn more about biomimicry...


Why biomimicry is the future 1:2

Peter Agre tells the story of how he came to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 for his groundbreaking discovery of the aquaporin protein. The thread between this discovery and Aquaporin’s nature-based technology is explained by CEO Peter Holme Jensen who also uncovers how Aquaporin uses biomimicry to contribute to a more sustainable future in water treatment. Learn more about biomimicry here: https://aquaporin.com/biomimicry1/ https://aquaporin.com/biomimicry2/


>80 % of wastewater is released into nature untreated

What are the consequences of industrial water pollution? Visit the epicenter of the challenges with India-H2O and listen to experts from Aquaporin explain how industries can achieve more sustainable production patterns. In this episode, we take a look at how industries can achieve more sustainable production patterns by diving into the link between water pollution and water scarcity. We talk to Anurag Mudgal from the project India H2O and Søren Robenhagen and Adarsh Raj from...


1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute

What is the link between bottled water consumption and plastic pollution? Get the answer from the CEO of Plastic Change, as she explains how we put an end to the single-use culture. Learn more about pollution caused by plastic bottles here: https://aquaporin.com/beat-plastic-pollution/


<1 % of planet Earth’s water is safe to drink

Why does 1 in 3 not have access to safe drinking water, when 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water? In this episode, experts from State of Green and Aquaporin introduce you to the clean water crisis and innovative solutions to it. Learn more about drinking water solutions here: https://aquaporin.com/drinking-water/