Being the fifth largest basin in the world, La Plata Basin has its own set of significance and challenges. While its challenges need to be tackled shortly its importance for precipitation and stream flow cannot be overlooked. Its presence is also imperative for the management of hydro-power production. For this reason the scientific community is all set to find solutions to deal with its vulnerability as the quality of life of a large number of the populace and significant natural resources are dependent on it.
In the recent years the exclusivity of the La Plata Basin’s climate and hydrology has been acknowledge by all and sundry and steps are been undertaken to preserve the same. This has led to the creation of World Climate Research Programme by renowned international scientist. Continental Scale Experiments (CSE) has also been initiated with the help of which diverse features of the chief basins can be acknowledged and this will lead to momentous upgrading of the world’s water resources.
Rio de la Plata basin is one of the major fresh water reserves in the world. Five South American countries have joined hands to start on a mutual sustainable management program. Mention may be made here of President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina, Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Evo Morales of Bolivia, Fernando Logo of Paraguay and Jose Mujica of Uruguay who are doing their part to bring about a progressive change and with their efforts the program is productively moving to the fore.