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

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mar 24:

    World Water Day 2014 UN Water Best Practices Award for Public Utilities Board of Singapore PUB


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Some of the best news from this year’s World Water Day was the announcement of the UN-Water Best Practices Award for PUB Singapore ...

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  • Mar 19:

    Water and energy ten telling facts


    Hydropower

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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