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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  • Oct 17:

    The 2014 Creating Shared Value Global Forum Water


    panel discussion at the Creating Shared Value Forum

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Creating Shared Value (CSV) begins with the understanding that for our business and our shareholders to prosper over the long term, the communities we...

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  • Oct 14:

    World Food Day 2014 on water and food


    Oman

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    On the occasion of World Food Day 2014 I gave an interview on water and food. You can find it here. Not only on World Food Day, we should remember ...

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  • 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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  • Sep 25:

    Water management part four Global goals to focus local efforts


    Peter Brabeck-Letmahe with Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Good management – also locally – is only possible if based on clearly defined and broadly agreed targets and priorities. This is why we ...

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  • Sep 12:

    Water management part three pricing and other cost effective solutions to address overdraft


    sustainable water management in Oman

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    We risk running out of water long before we run out of oil. But the crisis can still be avoided. For this, water management and potential shortages ...

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  • Aug 26:

    Water management part two on different users and overuse of freshwater


    Berri irrigation pumping station in South Australia

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In my first part I outlined some basic principles for access to water for basic needs in families and water as a human right. Let me now broaden ...

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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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  • 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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  • Jun 23:

    Rising food waste and water shortage


    food waste

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The German word for food is ‘Lebensmittel’, i.e., a means to live, which reflects better than anything else its importance. But ...

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