• Short Summary

    The United Nations Conference on Water Resources is continuing in Mar del Plata in Argentina, with nations from around the world giving their view on the common attempt to distribute available water supplies more evenly.

  • Description

    The United Nations Conference on Water Resources is continuing in Mar del Plata in Argentina, with nations from around the world giving their view on the common attempt to distribute available water supplies more evenly. In one session, Saudi Arabia stressed the handicaps of developing nations compared to industrialised countries -- while Kenya was optimistic that the conference would succeed in its aims.

    SYNOPSIS: Dr. Mohamed Amin Saadi, the Saudi Arabian Water Minister, asked the conference delegates to look at world water supplies in relation to their distribution. In this context, he said, it was apparent that the developing countries, particularly those in the arid zones like Saudi Arabia, were far more at the mercy of their water supplies than were many of the industrialised or more developed countries.

    But following him, Kenya's chief delegate, Dr. J.G. Kiano, was more optimistic.

    The conference was opened earlier with an appeal by Argentina's Jorge Videla, calling for international co-operation to fight what he said was "a looming world water crisis".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3H0ZWKPN5LJ7VVGJPBM5VIO8M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H0ZWKPN5LJ7VVGJPBM5VIO8M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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