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

  • 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. The author is expressing his own opinion and not that of the organisation...

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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 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 (source: UNEP), posing health risks and polluting potential water sources for productive use, leaving the poorest countries the hardest hit...

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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 and Co-founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico...

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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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  • Mar 30:

    Big data to improve water efficiency


    Big Data

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    My last post was about sensoring and metering as a basis for improved water management. This post takes a look at the potential role of Big Data in that context ...

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  • Feb 5:

    Smart water management to address the crisis


    water management

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This year’s WEF Global Risks Report has again warned us that the water crisis is becoming more and more real, acute and severe...

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