Tema del agua forma parte del debate que desarrolla importante evento mundial

Water Resources Group viabilizará cooperación técnica entorno a políticas públicas para la gestión integrada de los recursos hídricos.

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“Human Beings Have No Right to Water” and other Words of Wisdom from Your Friendly Neighborhood Global Oligarch

Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé

Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé

In the 2005 documentary, We Feed the World, then-CEO of Nestlé, the world’s largest
foodstuff corporation, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, shared some of his own views and ‘wisdom’
about the world and humanity. Brabeck believes that nature is not “good,” that there is nothing to worry about with GMO foods, that profits matter above all else, that people should work more, and that human beings do not have a right to water. Today, he explained, “people believe that everything that comes from Nature is good,” marking a large change in perception, as previously, “we always learnt that Nature could be pitiless.” Humanity, Brabeck stated, “is now in the position of being able to provide some balance to Nature, but in spite of this we have something approaching a shibboleth that everything that comes from Nature is good.” He then referenced the “organic movement” as an example of this thinking, premising that “organic is best.” But rest assured, he corrected, “organic is not best.” In 15 years of GMO food consumption in the United States, “not one single case of illness has occurred.” In spite of this, he noted, “we’re all so uneasy about it in Europe, that something might happen to us.” This view, according to Brabeck, is “hypocrisy more than anything else.”

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La Autoridad Nacional del Agua participa en el VIII Foro Económico Mundial

(ANA) Una destacada participación tuvo el jefe de la Autoridad Nacional del Agua Dr. Hugo Jara Facundo durante la sesión referida al agua que se llevó a cabo el pasado martes en el marco del VIII Foro Económico Mundial para América Latina que se desarrolla en Perú y que reúne a más de 700 empresarios de alto nivel de la región.

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Addressing the Water Challenge

For the last few days I’ve been the subject of a campaign on social media platforms attempting to portray me as opposed to the human right to water.

An interview I gave in 2005 in which I discussed the public right to water has been shared widely. My critics say it shows I want to ‘privatize’ water. I want nothing of the sort.

I don’t mind being criticized on Facebook or Twitter, because the debate there is helping to spotlight the issue of water scarcity.

The reality is we are running out of water to grow food, for households, for energy generation and for industry.

This is not a problem to be dealt with tomorrow. It is a problem that every single one of us should care about today. If nothing is done we will run out of water faster than we will run out of oil.

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Water Brings People Together to Create a Better Planet

By Walter Staveloz

A report from the 2030 Water Resources Group (November 2009), Charting Our Water Future: Economic world, water demand will exceed supply by 50 per cent. This is an alarming figure and shows the importance of access to this essential resource. Quick, evidence-based decision-making by national and international policymakers is required to avoid dramatic consequences for the planet and its population.

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Saving water all in a day’s work

By Janine Erasmus

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