Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Waterways map
California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 5/25/2015 8:58:42 AM
the world’s driest inhabited continent. The struggle to survive with little water is a constant thread in the history of Australia, whose people now view drought as an inevitable feature of the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country.”
India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report
Pakistan Defence - 5/24/2015 5:13:49 PM
The person who discovers how to de-salinate water cost effectively and in bulk ... San Jose Mercury News We will innovate for the world. Nation's largest ocean desalination plant goes up near San Diego; Future of the California coast?
Israel’s first Jordanian PhD wants to bring peace through water
The Times of Israel - 5/25/2015 9:55:58 AM
Sweity’s interest in water research is not at all surprising given that his home country suffers from a severe water shortage. According to the World Health Organization, Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability, per capita ...
Nepal landslide blocks river, raises fears of flood reaching India
Times of India - 5/24/2015 7:33:59 AM
The river flows into India where it is known as the Gandak. A big earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, triggering numerous landslides and avalanches and killing more than 8,000 people. A second quake hit the mountainous country on May 12, killing scores.
5 Questions Heading Into Women's College World Series
ESPN - 5/25/2015 4:26:41 AM
Not only does that mean a sequel of sorts to the SEC tournament, with five SEC teams advancing to the World Series ... Michigan -- and an entire segment of the country east of the Mississippi River -- its first championship. Taryne Mowatt stepped out ...
Inside Iran: water shortage reaches ‘critical levels’
Al Arabiya News - 5/24/2015 5:13:49 PM
a 2013 study by the World Resources Institute ranked Iran as the world’s 24th most water-stressed country. In the past 50 years, the growing population has used up almost 70 percent of Iran’s groundwater supply, the Washington Post reported ...
World War I hero found peace in Chazy
Press Republican - 5/24/2015 7:41:09 AM
PLATTSBURGH — On June 2, President Barack Obama will award the Congressional Medal of Honor to William Shemin posthumously, for his service to this country during World War 1 ... on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France, 7, 8, and 9 August 1918. "
Utah World War II veteran receives high school diploma 70 years later
KSL - 5/24/2015 1:14:36 AM
GEORGE — If there was a diploma for serving his country, World War II veteran Foy Seegmiller would definitely ... ships out in the salt water get pretty rusty at times." Seegmiller eventually found himself spending more time inside the ship, working ...
World War II veteran Dr. Robert Ferguson of Kalamazoo recalls service in South Pacific
MLive - 5/24/2015 5:39:27 AM
"I thought being on the water was preferable to being out in the ... the country during such a perilous time in the nation's history. "World War II was such an important time for our country," Peter Ferguson said. "It was just amazing how America played ...
Around the world on a bicycle
The Peninsula - 5/25/2015 6:14:04 AM
Where is the best place in the world so far? The most beautiful country so far is Japan ... I always have my jackknife, and a fishing rod. How about food and water? I also have it on my bike. But sometimes I may run out of it. In Mongolia for example ...
World in Brief for Monday, May 26
The Daily Jeffersonian - 5/25/2015 7:11:20 AM
It's a shift that's allowing parts of the economy to limp along despite a cash crunch and the world's highest inflation. But it could put some goods further out of reach of the working class, whose well-being has been the focal point of the country's 16 ...
Montrealer sets world record for furthest flight by a hoverboard
Lethbridge Herald - 5/22/2015 10:16:50 PM
MONTREAL – Travelling the country’s lakes and rivers in a canoe is an iconic Canadian pastime but Alexandru Duru just might change all that with his new Guinness World Record-breaking ... “You can fly it anywhere, over water, in the wild,” he ...
World War II Navy veterans leading Newton parade
New Jersey Herald - 5/23/2015 10:44:17 PM
NEWTON — Two U.S. Navy veterans of World War II, one who served in the Pacific and one ... where there will be a ceremony honoring the country's war dead. Alfred Herrick was 18 when he enlisted in the Navy in February, 1943. Leonard Riccardi joined ...
Gaza’s economy near collapse, World Bank says
The Columbus Dispatch - 5/25/2015 2:32:09 AM
It cited frequent power failures, limited access to clean water, “war-related psychological trauma ... the outside world,” the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the World Bank country director for the West Bank and Gaza, as saying.
Maine veterans of World War II pause to remember
Portland Press Herald - 5/25/2015 8:01:26 AM
For World War II veterans like Earle, 91, and Jeffery, 97, Memorial Day, a national holiday set aside to remember those who died in service to their country, is also a stark ... his landing vehicle got stuck in water as “bullets were hitting all around ...