An international roundtable on water and health in underprivileged urban areas was held in Sophia Antipolis, France, from 21-23 February 1994. At the meeting, nearly 100 representatives of NGOs, developed and developing countries discussed the need for more responsible use of water resources in the face of mounting health, sanitation and nutrition problems caused by increasing urbanization and population growth. The recommendations of the meeting were presented to the second meeting of the CSD in May to tie in with discussions of chapter 18 of Agenda 21.