By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Welcome

I hope this blog will create discussion about the important issue of water use and availability around the world.
Your comments and views are very important and I encourage you to join the conversation.

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman Nestlé SA

  • Nov 20:

    Environmental flows for nature and humans


    A Cucapá Native American watches the remains of the Colorado river

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) we defined sustainable supply as natural renewal minus environmental flows. Already in 2010 ...

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  • Oct 21:

    A water secure world for everyone a shared responsibility


    Didier Burkhalter

    By Didier Burkhalter

    On 9 October 2014, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Didier Burkhalter joined the Creating Shared Value Forum 2014 organised by Nestlé...

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  • Jul 15:

    Water shortage has to become the first priority


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Today’s Financial Times (please note the Financial Times has a paywall) carries an excellent, in depth look by Pilita Clark ...

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  • Mar 3:

    CNBC interview risks from surging demand


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    An interview I gave to CNBC at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos is now available to watch here. I talked to presenter Hadley Gamble ...

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  • Feb 11:

    Securing future water for the Colorado River requires action now


    Colorado river

    By Matt Niemerski

    Americanrivers.org was kind enough to allow us to re-post this text from Matt Niemerski, originally published on their site last month. It shows ...

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  • Jan 22:

    More attention in the media to global water risks


    Peter Brabeck giving an interview

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Attending Davos often involves taking part in interviews. I’m very pleased to note that water is getting more and more attention in the media. ...

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  • Jan 16:

    Report finds a growing awareness of the global water crisis people with longer term perspective see water shortage as highest global risk


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The ninth edition of the Global Risk Report, published this morning, Thursday 16 January 2014, by the World Economic Forum (WEF) identified water as ...

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  • Nov 1:

    The Indian water challenge WEF Water Summit at India


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    As I have mentioned before, it was in India that I was first convinced of the scale of the water challenge and the need to address it through ...

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  • Sep 5:

    What does the US drought crisis tell us about the way we understand water - a follow up


    chart

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Last week, I asked readers of this blog for their own explanations on the current US drought crisis. I received several responses ...

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  • Aug 24:

    What does the US drought crisis tell us about the way we understand water?


    Graphic: The Washington Post

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Daily news headlines show that droughts are devastating the United States. A total of 55% of the continent – from California to Arkansas, Texas ...

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