Water Challenge | a blog 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

  • 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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  • Jan 21:

    Addressing the global water crisis the 2030 Water Resources Group


    discussion

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The just-published 2015 Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is a reminder, and stark warning, that we use far more water than what is...

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  • Jan 16:

    10 years of in depth water discussions at the WEF in Davos


    Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The just-published 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report establishes water shortage and water overuse as the biggest risk ...

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  • Jan 15:

    Water overuse at the top of the 2015 WEF global risk ranking


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    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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  • Dec 19:

    Is improved drinking water always also safe


    Asit K. Biswas

    By Asit K. Biswas

    This is the third guest post from Asit Biswas. We post it with the permission of the initial publisher of the text, The Business Times, Singapore. ...

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  • Dec 9:

    Business in a changing society the water challenge


    book

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    For my 70th birthday this year, a group of friends and colleagues were kind enough to organise a ‘Festschrift’ for me, a book with ...

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  • Dec 5:

    Water overuse falling groundwater tables


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    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    My last post was about environmental flows – the need for them, and the decreasing volumes of water actually remaining available for nature ...

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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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