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27th Annual Symposium Keynote

Date: July 02, 2012

‘Big Thirst’ Author Charles Fishman to Deliver Keynote at the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium

July 2, 2012

Alexandria, VA — The opening session for the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium will feature a keynote address from award-winning journalist Charles Fishman. Fishman’s latest book, The Big Thirst, examines how water resources will come to define this century. Fishman is one of America’s most celebrated investigative journalists, specializing in business innovation and social responsibility. Currently a senior writer at Fast Company, he has reported, with striking authority, on everything from Wal-Mart to the new water economy.

Presented by the WateReuse Association and cosponsored by the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held September 9-12 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.

According to Fishman, the golden age of water—where water is unlimited, safe, and free—is over. He asserts that 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. In this new age of water, we’ll pay more, but we’ll waste less. And we’ll have to be much smarter about every drop. In what will surely be a remarkable keynote, Fishman will open the 27th Annual WateReuse Symposium with a persuasive, fascinating, and urgent primer on the history and future of water.

The Annual WateReuse Symposium , which is the world’s premier conference devoted to sustaining supplies through water reuse and desalination, also will feature more than 100 technical presentations on topics such as industrial reuse, sustainability, water quality, seawater desalination, decentralized reuse, brackish water desalination, MBR systems, aquifer storage and recovery, disinfection, groundwater recharge, and engaging the public.

The networking events planned for the Symposium include a barbeque dinner, a boat tour of the Florida Everglades, and a fishing tournament. There will also be an awards luncheon on September 10 recognizing innovators in water reuse and desalination. Early-bird registration discounts are available for the Symposium until July 27.

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