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 28:

    My 15 years of personal commitment to better water management


    Water-Challenge

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    As I am getting closer to the end of my professional career (I will hand over the chairmanship of Nestlé to my successor in spring 2017), this will be my last post...

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  • Feb 16:

    Phasing out the blog – what subjects for the remaining months?


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Phasing out the blog – what subjects for the remaining months? I would like to ask my readers whether they see a major gap, a topic related to water they would still like me to comment on.

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  • Jan 21:

    WEF Davos 2016: Main water session on accelerating the water agenda


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe    

    For me, the early morning of 21 January in Davos started with the meeting of the Governing Council of the 2030 Water Resources Group...

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  • Dec 4:

    Water-use efficiency and sustainable withdrawals – the UN Development Agenda Water Target 6.4


    Water Challenge blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity...

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  • Jun 9:

    Addressing untreated wastewater: the G77 Urban Water Alliance


    wastewater treatment

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    80% of the world’s wastewater is currently discharged untreated, posing health risks and polluting potential water sources for productive use...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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