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 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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  • Nov 11:

    Treating wastewater – the UN Development Agenda Water Target 6.3


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    This is my third post on a target within the Water Goal of the UN Development Agenda, developed under the leadership of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

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  • Oct 21:

    Sanitation and hygiene for all – the UN Development Agenda Water Target 6.2


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Let me continue in my series of posts to discuss the targets forming the Water Goal - # 6 in the UN Development Agenda adopted by the UN General Assembly this September...

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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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  • Sep 17:

    Water Challenges: the global community sets priorities


    United Nations General Assembly

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    From 25-27 September, the UN General Assembly will adopt the post-2015 development agenda in a high-level plenary meeting...

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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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