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

  • Feb 26:

    Applying local water challenges to international academic research and education


    Discussions in Alberta

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This week I chaired the second meeting of the University of Alberta’s Water Initiative External Advisory Board. This is a truly international ...

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  • Feb 8:

    Catalysts for Action - the 2030 Water Resources Group 2012 Annual Report


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos at the end of last month, I chaired the constitutional meeting of the Governing Council ...

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  • Jan 28:

    Water and the World Economic Forum: the roles of government leadership partnership and collaboration


    Discussions in Davos

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The recent Davos session in Switzerland on ‘Pathways to a Sustainable Future’ was a great opportunity to meet Minister Edna Molewa ...

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  • Jan 22:

    Water in the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy: the role of governments


    SINGAPORE: Public services providing safe drinking water by treating wastewater

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    5. What would you want governments to do? Water needs to move up governments’ priority lists. They should strengthen leadership ...

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  • Jan 22:

    Water in the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy: what role for the private sector?


    Water efficiency in irrigation – the Murray-Darling river basin in South Australia

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Discussion on the post-2015 global development goals will have to look at the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. One of these stakeholder...

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  • Jan 21:

    Water in the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy: what goals for the future?


    in South-Eastern Europe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This post is about question 3: Which of the original MDG targets should be kept, dropped or added? On the assumption that you would like the ...

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  • Jan 18:

    Water in the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy: what remains to be done until 2015


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The second question: 2. What still remains to be done before 2015 to complete the job started in 2000? The declared goals for access to safe water...

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  • Jan 16:

    Water in the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy were the original MDG targets helpful


    graphic

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In my last blog post I promised to further stimulate the discussion with some initial ideas on how to respond to the five questions; based on my own ...

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  • Jan 11:

    Water in the post 2015 MDG strategy: participating in the discussion


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In July 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that 27 members of a High-level Panel would advise on the global development framework ...

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  • Jan 8:

    The disturbing consequences of our thirst for biofuels


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    “Now that the United States is using 40% of its crop to make biofuel, it is not surprising that tortilla prices have doubled in Guatemala ...

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  • Jan 7:

    Insights from antiquity: Oman and the art of water pricing


    Aflaj in Oman

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    We rarely value what we don’t pay for. This is an unfortunate paradox, but it is also a human reality. And for water, this means that until we ...

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