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

  • Jan 14:

    WEF 2016 Global Risk Report: water crises the highest concern for the next 10 years


    Water Challenge Blog

    By By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Ahead of its 2016 Annual Meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum just published its new Global Risk Report. In a new structure, WEF distinguished between short-term risks...

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  • Apr 13:

    Finance for a water secure world


    water pump

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Today, the joint High Level Panel on Financing Infrastructure for a Water-Secure World, jointly set up by World Water Council (WWC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its conclusions in Daegu, Korea...

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  • Jan 15:

    Water overuse at the top of the 2015 WEF global risk ranking


    water scarcity

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    For four years, World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Reports have identified water as one of the three most important challenges worldwide ...

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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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  • Jan 27:

    From Davos Water in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN


    Amina J. Mohammed

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    After taking part in the panel session ‘Breaking Silos in Development’ last Thursday, we all walked down to the basement of the Davos ...

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  • Jan 26:

    From Davos Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj Water is the mother of all living


    President Elbegdorj of Mongolia

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The meeting of the 2030 WRG Governing Council was followed by the main Davos water discussion, with heads of states and major intergovernmental ...

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  • Jan 25:

    From Davos Breaking the silos in sustainable development


    WEF Davos 2014

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This time it is about a more formal session, with the usual WEF seating on leather (I am not sure it actually is leather, and they are not supposed to...

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  • Jan 24:

    From Davos 2030 WRG to become a more relevant player in global efforts to address water insecurity


    Governing Council of the 2030 WRG

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    On Thursday morning at 7.30am in Davos it was still dark outside as I chaired the annual meeting of the Governing Council of the 2030 Water Resources ...

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  • Jan 22:

    More attention in the media to global water risks


    Peter Brabeck giving an interview

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Attending Davos often involves taking part in interviews. I’m very pleased to note that water is getting more and more attention in the media. ...

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  • Jan 22:

    Davos WEF Annual Meeting 2014 Crystal Award for Matt Damon and his water.org


    Matt Damon

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    It was my first day in Davos at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. And it started with a well-deserved award for Matt Damon ...

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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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