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

  • Apr 25:

    Jyotigram Yojana the new Indian PMs approach towards more sustainable energy and water management


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    India is running out of water fast. “Competitive drilling for water has led to the destruction of our groundwater tables. Some aquifers in ...

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  • Mar 19:

    Water and energy ten telling facts


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The theme of this year’s World Water Day, on March 22, is ‘water and energy’, an important subject I feel deserves more attention ...

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  • Dec 3:

    New challenges for hydropower in Europe


    Hydropower in Europe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Some weeks ago I gave a speech in Naters in the Swiss Alps – a meeting organised by the Committee of the UNESCO Natural Heritage site ...

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  • Sep 23:

    Biofuels our efforts to phase out mandates and subsidies continue


    No food for fuel

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Despite all the facts showing the devastating impact of using food for fuel even modest first steps like the 5% cap for food-based biofuels as propose...

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  • Jun 5:

    Biofuels a joint letter to Prime Minister Cameron


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Several of my posts over the past few months have addressed the issue of biofuels, notably their massive impact on freshwater withdrawals ...

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  • Jan 8:

    The disturbing consequences of our thirst for biofuels


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    “Now that the United States is using 40% of its crop to make biofuel, it is not surprising that tortilla prices have doubled in Guatemala ...

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  • Nov 29:

    We should not look to biofuels if we want to tackle climate change


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Are biofuels doing more harm than good? It is a question that stays on the agenda, and I ask my readers to provide their views and facts. This week ...

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  • Aug 30:

    US droughts and India blackouts: why water is the hidden power behind world energy


    water management in India

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Almost every day, there is fresh evidence and striking headlines that make the complex connections between food, water and energy unavoidably real ...

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  • Aug 27:

    Biofuels are making the US drought crisis worse


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The water-food-energy nexus is a complex concept that is frequently cited but rarely fully understood. However the cost of failing to grasp these ...

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