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

  • Sep 16:

    Comprehensive action: 2030 Water Resources Group and beyond


    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goal on Water and the High Level Panel on Water announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum provides a framework to bring the six targets of the Water Goal to individual countries...

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  • Sep 12:

    Megatrends in water, concerns and responses in a ‘3 by 3’ view from a Nestlé perspective


    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The ‘3 by 3’ view below is bringing together the major challenges in the water space, the concerns for a company such as Nestlé and the different levels of action in a three-by-three scheme...

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  • Jul 12:

    CNBC Debate: Water Cycle and Management


    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    On Tuesday 12 July 2016 we had a televised discussion on the ‘Future of World’s Water’, still in the context of the Singapore International Water Week. Sri Jegarajah, Anchor/Correspondent CNBC moderated a fascinating exchange...

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  • May 27:

    Long-term water withdrawals and overuse: the drivers


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Growing abstractions of freshwater and its resulting overuse are increasingly seen as a major risk to societies and prosperity across the world...

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  • Nov 11:

    Treating wastewater – the UN Development Agenda Water Target 6.3


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This is my third post on a target within the Water Goal of the UN Development Agenda, developed under the leadership of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

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  • Jan 21:

    Addressing the global water crisis the 2030 Water Resources Group


    discussion

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The just-published 2015 Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is a reminder, and stark warning, that we use far more water than what is...

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  • Jan 16:

    10 years of in depth water discussions at the WEF in Davos


    Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The just-published 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report establishes water shortage and water overuse as the biggest risk ...

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  • Dec 5:

    Water overuse falling groundwater tables


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    My last post was about environmental flows – the need for them, and the decreasing volumes of water actually remaining available for nature ...

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  • 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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