Charles Fishman and Seth Siegel know a thing or two about water.

Fishman is author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. Siegel wrote Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World.

They were among the 200 people interested in water issues who spent two days in Milwaukee this week. The draw was The Water Council’s 10th annual summit at which security was the theme.

Charles Fishman says cyber security does not get a lot of attention in the world of water, but should.

“If hackers can hack the CIA, if hackers can steal every personnel record of every federal employee of the United States – taking down a water utility plant or treatment plant would not be a problem,” Fishman says.

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