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

  • Sep 30:

    2014 Stockholm Water Prize for John Briscoe laudatory speech


    Margaret Catley-Carlson

    By Margaret Catley-Carlson

    Today’s guest blog was sent to me by Maggie Catley-Carlson. No doubt, she is one of the people with the deepest knowledge of water issues I know ...

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  • Aug 13:

    Water management part one water for survival as a human right


    girls pumping water

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Often when I talk about water management, some people think this means water privatisation. But it is not as simple as that. I’d like to ...

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  • Jun 2:

    2014 Stockholm Water Prize for John Briscoe


    John Briscoe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In September 2014, the Swedish King will hand over the Stockholm Water Prize to John Briscoe “for his unparalleled contributions to global and l...

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  • May 7:

    Water shortage and policies to stimulate savings in China


    Turpan irrigation system

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Over the last few weeks I reported about water shortage from overuse in several parts of the world. The rising demand for water and continuing poor ...

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  • Apr 16:

    Offshore aquifers global panacea or optimistic prognostication


    Renee Martin-Nagle

    By Renee Martin-Nagle

    “The ultimate origin of water in the Earth’s hydrosphere is in the deep Earth” . This is the conclusion of an international group ...

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  • Feb 19:

    Seawater desalination a solution to reduce water shortage


    desalination

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Desalination has become an important tool for effective water management. It can be seen as one solution to overcome rapid shortage in municipal water...

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  • Jan 28:

    From Davos need for focus and empowerment for action on water


    Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Last Friday in Davos I attended another early morning session, starting at 7.15am. Walking over from the place I was staying to the coffee shop booked...

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  • Jan 25:

    From Davos Breaking the silos in sustainable development


    WEF Davos 2014

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This time it is about a more formal session, with the usual WEF seating on leather (I am not sure it actually is leather, and they are not supposed to...

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  • Jan 24:

    From Davos 2030 WRG to become a more relevant player in global efforts to address water insecurity


    Governing Council of the 2030 WRG

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    On Thursday morning at 7.30am in Davos it was still dark outside as I chaired the annual meeting of the Governing Council of the 2030 Water Resources ...

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  • Jan 22:

    Davos WEF Annual Meeting 2014 Crystal Award for Matt Damon and his water.org


    Matt Damon

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    It was my first day in Davos at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. And it started with a well-deserved award for Matt Damon ...

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  • Dec 11:

    Blue Partnerships A quarterly newsletter about 2030 Water Resources Group


    Blue Partnerships newsletter

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    On several occasions I’ve written in this blog about the 2030 Water Resources Group I have the honour to chair – an innovative and, as I ...

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