Businesses often incur criticism regarding their use of water, and probably no company knows that better than Nestlé. Achim Drewes, the Head of Public Affairs at Nestlé Germany, discusses the question of who owns water
water with Benjamin Adrion, the founder of the organization Viva con Aqua. Martin Keulertz, an Assistant Professor at the American University in Beirut, explores the consequences of this issue for global politics. Although the title of his essay, “War over Water?”
, sounds provocative, Keulertz believes there is potential for cooperation between nations that have previously had hostile relationships. Another hopeful development is the research fostered by Manfred Wilhelm, a professor of polymer chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Together with his students, he is working on new models for using superabsorbers to desalinate seawater and remove heavy metals from wastewater. The driving force behind Wilhelm’s projects is the desire to prove
that something can be done.