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 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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  • 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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  • Oct 17:

    The 2014 Creating Shared Value Global Forum Water


    panel discussion at the Creating Shared Value Forum

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Creating Shared Value (CSV) begins with the understanding that for our business and our shareholders to prosper over the long term, the communities we...

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  • Aug 26:

    Water management part two on different users and overuse of freshwater


    Berri irrigation pumping station in South Australia

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In my first part I outlined some basic principles for access to water for basic needs in families and water as a human right. Let me now broaden ...

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  • Aug 13:

    Water management part one water for survival as a human right


    girls pumping water

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Often when I talk about water management, some people think this means water privatisation. But it is not as simple as that. I’d like to ...

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  • Jul 15:

    Water shortage has to become the first priority


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Today’s Financial Times (please note the Financial Times has a paywall) carries an excellent, in depth look by Pilita Clark ...

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  • Jun 2:

    2014 Stockholm Water Prize for John Briscoe


    John Briscoe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In September 2014, the Swedish King will hand over the Stockholm Water Prize to John Briscoe “for his unparalleled contributions to global and l...

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  • May 7:

    Water shortage and policies to stimulate savings in China


    Turpan irrigation system

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Over the last few weeks I reported about water shortage from overuse in several parts of the world. The rising demand for water and continuing poor ...

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  • Apr 25:

    Jyotigram Yojana the new Indian PMs approach towards more sustainable energy and water management


    image

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    India is running out of water fast. “Competitive drilling for water has led to the destruction of our groundwater tables. Some aquifers in ...

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  • Apr 16:

    Offshore aquifers global panacea or optimistic prognostication


    Renee Martin-Nagle

    By Renee Martin-Nagle

    “The ultimate origin of water in the Earth’s hydrosphere is in the deep Earth” . This is the conclusion of an international group ...

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  • Apr 9:

    Drought and groundwater in the Great Plains of North America


    House

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    People quickly forget when it comes to ‘extreme weather events’. This was one of the main conclusions of the 2014 Great Plains Symposium...

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