LISLE, Ill. — The keynote speaker for WQA Aquatech USA 2014 will be The New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman, according to a press release.

Fishman, author of "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water," will speak on how people's changing attitudes about water will affect business, the release reported.

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Fishman will discuss what is at stake, what participants need to know, where innovation is happening and how companies can benefit, the release continued.

“We have been living through a 100-year-long golden age of water,” he explained. “But that golden age of water — where water is unlimited, safe and free — is over. We are at the dawn of a new age of high-stakes water, an era in which supplies and systems are under pressure from growing populations, surging economic growth and dramatic swings in weather.”

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