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 9:

    Drought and groundwater in the Great Plains of North America


    House

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    People quickly forget when it comes to ‘extreme weather events’. This was one of the main conclusions of the 2014 Great Plains Symposium...

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  • Mar 28:

    Lester Brown on water for food


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe with Lester Brown at the WEF

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Today, Lester Brown celebrates his 80th birthday. As the founder of the independent Worldwatch Institute, which he set up in 1974, Lester is one of ...

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  • Aug 29:

    India's food insecurity compounded by water scarcity


    Siddharth Chatterjee

    By Siddharth Chatterjee

    Following up on a very substantial comment in reaction to a post on my LinkedIn page, I asked Siddharth Chatterjee for permission to re-post ...

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  • Aug 12:

    Grain yields starting to plateau


    Lester R. Brown

    By Lester R. Brown

    In January 2006 I served with Lester Brown, an environmental analyst, and founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute ...

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  • Jul 26:

    Food for European biofuels buying farmland and freshwater usage rights in Africa


    Mandates and subsidies for biofuels in over 40 countries (source: USDA)

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    A few days ago, the European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft legal measures that would cap the share of food-based biofuel ...

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  • Jul 19:

    Water scarcity and food security the role of virtual water trade


    Virtual water flows by regions

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    As I have written about previously in this blog, the use of water, one of our basic human needs, has been growing vastly in the last century. It is ...

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  • Oct 16:

    World Food Day: A broader view on food security and nutrition


    Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe addresses the World Food Prize

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    As we mark World Food Day, we should seize the opportunity to reflect on the challenges we face. The conditions required to meet our fundamental need ...

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  • Aug 27:

    World Water Week Water and Food Security two priorities precariously entwined


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    World Water Week got off to a good start on Sunday. This year’s focus is on water and food security. It is a powerful reminder ...

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  • Aug 24:

    We will fail to feed the world until we fix the water crisis


    global water challenge

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The world is walking towards a crisis that it barely recognises. In scale and significance, it dwarfs all the others it is intricately connected with ...

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