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

  • 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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  • Jun 25:

    Integration of economic legal and scientific perspectives for better public policy decisions regarding the allocation and protection of water


    InterAction Council

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    InterAction Council – 31st Annual Plenary Meeting, 9-11 May 2013 Last month I had the honour of joining the InterAction Council ...

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  • Jun 5:

    Biofuels a joint letter to Prime Minister Cameron


    ActionAid

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Several of my posts over the past few months have addressed the issue of biofuels, notably their massive impact on freshwater withdrawals ...

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  • May 23:

    Sustainable Development Goals for Water Resources Management and the role of the private sector


    discussion

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Readers of my blog will recall that it was my privilege last month to chair a discussion on the post-2015 development agenda ...

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  • May 2:

    Water in Singapore the city state that looks ahead


    Cecilia Tortajada

    By Cecilia Tortajada

    Discussions on whether public water supplies should be privatised or not have reached epic proportions. Yet it is important to see this in context...

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  • Apr 23:

    Development goals water resources management and the role of the private sector


    discussion

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Many of you have asked me questions in recent days about my views on the human right to water. I want to thank you for taking part in this discussion ...

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  • Apr 18:

    Water you need for survival is a human right some clarity


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    From time to time on the internet a video clip from a TV programme made in 2005 about food is posted in which I am talking about whether water is ...

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  • Apr 3:

    The 2030 Water Resources Group some clarity


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Over the past few months, the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) has been frequently mentioned in the media, usually by third parties with little ...

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  • Mar 22:

    The importance of partnerships on World Water Day


    World Water Day

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The global water challenge has moved up the priority list of international leaders and government bodies over the past few years, as I have ...

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  • Mar 18:

    Sanitation crisis It s time to talk about the solutions


    Bekele Geleta

    By Bekele Geleta

    The discussion on the post-2015 water-related Development Goals also includes sanitation. Basic sanitation is very important in its own right...

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