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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Nov 15:

    Water Quality and Sustainable Development in India and Across the World


    Garbage dupmed into the Yamuna River

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The post below is based on an shorter op-ed just published in the Today newspaper in Singapore; I wrote it jointly with Asit Biswas ...

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  • Oct 10:

    Budapest Water Summit UN Secretary General refers to findings of 2030 Water Resources Group


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In his opening speech of the Budapest Water Summit on water, health, security – particularly food security –, and economic progress ...

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  • Sep 27:

    Link between land rights and long term water conservation


    Tim Hanstad

    By Tim Hanstad

    Tim Hanstad is President and CEO at Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor. ...

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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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  • Sep 13:

    Conservation oriented water pricing


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The issue of water pricing is often highly politicised and emotional. But, according to the OECD, “anything scarce and in demand commands ...

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  • Sep 3:

    Launch of the 2030 WRG publication Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments - A Catalogue of Case Studies


    Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments: A Catalogue of Case Studies

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This week, a team from the 2030 Water Resources Group presented a web-based learning tool called ‘Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments ...

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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 22:

    Conflict over water in cross border river basins the need for peaceful cooperation


    Nile basin

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In January 2005, I organised the first discussion on water at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Avishay Braverman, a leading Israeli politician ...

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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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