B - The 1989 state-of-the-environment report: "The state of the world environment"
7. on the subject of environmental quality, several representatives considered that the management of drinking water and the problem of water quality were top priorities. Some representatives referred to the control of industrial and agricultural chemicals and others expressed the interest of their Governments in the problem of climate change and hazardous wastes. One of those representatives urged that those problems, however serious, should not militate against the continued follow-up of work on industrial and nuclear accidents. Two representatives commented on monitoring systems: one expressed his country's readiness to co-operate in UNEP's monitoring systems and the other referred to a note that her delegation had circulated, describing monitoring methods.