The United Nations convened a Water Conference at Mar del Plata, Argentina, in March 1977. This conference, the first ever of its kind, was attended by 116 governments at the highest decision-making level in the area of water as well as by numerous international and non-governmental organizations. It approved an Action Plan. This paper reviews progress in the implementation of the Action Plan a decade later.
By Asit K. Biswas, 1988. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 148-159. DOI: 10.1080/07900628808722385