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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sep 30:

    Access to safe and affordable drinking water – the UN Development Agenda Water Target 6.1


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Last week, in an epochal high-level plenary meeting, the UN General Assembly adopted the post-2015 development agenda. The Water Goal is an essential part of this...

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  • Aug 19:

    Wastewater as a resource


    Lima

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In earlier posts here, I wrote about a very sophisticated system of wastewater recycling in Singapore that turns wastewater back into drinking water – ‘NEWater’...

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  • Jul 27:

    The value of water


    Alexander Zehnder

    By Alexander J.B. Zehnder

    A guest post by Alexander J.B. Zehnder, Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, Edmonton & Triple Z, Zurich...

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  • Jul 9:

    Water pollution and prosperity


    water pollution

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    In the early 1970s, when I visited the Nestlé headquarters on Lake Geneva, Switzerland for the first time, I admired the view along the blue water. And I wanted to go for a swim...

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  • Jun 8:

    Water quality and pollution


    water pollution

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas

    These are extracts of op-ed jointly drafted with Asit Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore...

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  • Jun 3:

    Forests and their role in water supply


    Guest post by Rebecca Turner

    By Rebecca Turner, American Forests

    Forests are an essential element for the balance and functioning of natural water systems. Rebecca (Becky) Turner from American Forests addressed this point in several comments on my blog...

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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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