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

  • 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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  • Jul 11:

    Urgency of water in the context of other resource and environment issues


    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    2015 saw a new record: 74.8 million tons of oil equivalents in the form of biofuels, enough to feed more than 800 million people during one year. The key issue here is not the land used to grow the ‘food for fuel’, but the enormous water withdrawals required.

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  • Jul 10:

    Urbanisation and water: a broader view


    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The ongoing acceleration in the rate of urbanisation is a huge challenge, particularly also related to water. This week I am participating in the 2016 Singapore World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week looking into this...

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  • Jul 7:

    Improving the efficiency of water use: at the right place, at the right time, in the right form


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    There is a major difference compared to CO2: in the case of water it is not just about litres anywhere in the world and at any time, it is about savings at the right place, at the right time and in the right form…

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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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  • Apr 18:

    The ten countries with the best tap water in the world


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Over the last few months we have heard of many problems associated with tap water. According to a recent article in the New York Times "unsafe lead levels in tap water are not limited to Flint"...

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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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  • 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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  • Jan 5:

    Integrated Water Resources Management – the UN Development Agenda Water Targets 6.5 and 6.6


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Integration into a broader context and comprehensive approaches are essential when it comes to the management and development of water resources in society...

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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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