Skip to comments.Nestle chairman: Time to turn off the water taps
Posted on 03/24/2015 10:41:42 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The world will run out of fresh water long before it runs out of oil, with the potential for major deficits by 2030, the chairman of bottled water giant Nestle said.
"We have a major water management crisis," Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told CNBC on the sidelines of the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference on Tuesday. "We are destroying 20 percent more water for human consumption than there is available."
Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation, according to data from the United Nations. Another 1.6 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, face economic water shortage.
"Water is a human right. I fully agree with that," Brabeck-Letmathe said, noting that the around 30 liters a day needed for basic living should be provided without charge to those who can't afford it. But that amount only accounts for around 1.5 percent of the fresh water destroyed daily, he said.
He's more concerned about the other 98.5 percent. "I don't think it's a human right to fill up a swimming pool. I don't think it's a human right to wash cars. I don't think it's a human right to water a golf course," he said.
Growing investment gap
In addition to general concerns about wasteful use, Brabeck-Letmathe noted that water infrastructure has a growing investment gap, estimating the global minimum needed is around $770 billion a year, with the annual deficit running at around $250 billion.
"Infrastructure is falling apart," he said, adding it's not just an emerging market problem, with around 35 percent of water in London lost due to poor infrastructure.
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So this guy chairs a company that makes millions selling bottled water, and he says we have a water problem...
Lefty hypocrites are the most sanctimonious
So water use is now considered “destruction”?
It will lead to total urination I tells ya!
"Oh, give me a home...
...where the sandworms roam..."
That’s what the UN said to Israel in 1948.
“Critics have also pointed to concerns over Nestle shipping the bottled water out of the parched state.”
California just needs a new redemption value/policy requiring all used water bottles to be returned for recycling FULL... of the ‘used’ product of course.
But I'm not trying to make fun of world hunger. Matter of fact, I think I have the answer. You want to help stop world hunger? Stop sending them food. Don't send them another bite, send them U-Hauls.
Send them a guy that says, "You know, we've been coming here giving you food for about 35 years now and we were driving through the desert, and we realized there wouldn't BE world hunger if you people would live where the FOOD IS! YOU LIVE IN A DESERT!! UNDERSTAND THAT? YOU LIVE IN A F***ING DESERT!! NOTHING GROWS HERE! NOTHING'S GONNA GROW HERE!
Come here, you see this? This is sand. You know what it's gonna be 100 years from now? IT'S GONNA BE SAND!! YOU LIVE IN A F***ING DESERT! We have deserts in America, we just don't live in them, a**holes!" -Sam Kinison
The amount of water on Earth doesn’t change.
The only thing that changes is what is dissolved in the water.
Its been said that we are drinking dinosaur urine.
If you drink water in New Orleans, its been through 14 people on the way
down the Mississippi.
Consider it takes at least 5 gallons of water to make a single gallon of corn ethanol even more if the corn requires irrigation so ending the corn ethanol for fuel boondoggle could save potentially billions of gallons of water annually.
What a DOOFUS!!! He needs to RESIGN!!
Yes, that and "white privilege". People "of color" don't have swimming pools and cars that are worth washing.
And don't forget the terrible droughts that Global Warming has promised us.
Only government intervention in every aspect of our lives can save us.
Seventy percent of the planet is water, and according to anthropogenic global warming alarmists, sea levels are rising...and we’re running out of water? It’s the same with Gov. Moonbeam in CA; the state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, but he can’t figure out why the state is low on H2O. (Hint: Remove the salt.)
——The world will run out of fresh water long before it runs out of oil, with the potential for major deficits by 2030, the chairman of bottled water giant Nestle said.——
Oh’ great....now all we here about for 20 years from the libtards who only want to control our lives is the crisis of “Peak Water” instead of “peak oil”
How does one destroy water?
Roughly 3/4 of the earth is water. What we need is better desalination technology.
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