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
Water Country seeks to break Guinness World Record
Seacoast Online - 5/22/2013 5:55:44 AM
PORTSMOUTH — Water Country will join forces with the nation's top water safety and training organizations next month to present the World's Largest Swimming Lesson ... of adults and children in water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities ...
Water Country looks to break Guinness World Record
Seacoast Online - 5/17/2013 7:30:33 PM
PORTSMOUTH — Water Country will join forces with the nation's top water safety and training organizations on June 18 to present the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. The goal is to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to ...
World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
newswit.com - 5/22/2013 1:23:44 AM
New phase aims to help countries become resilient to climate change through better water management WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 - The World Bank launched today Phase II of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a joint partnership between the World Bank and the ...
Delft To Host First Ever Water Integrity Forum This June 2013
Spy Ghana - 5/22/2013 1:05:14 PM
He mentioned concrete actions carried out by OECD to promote participation and transparency in the water sector as: Carrying out specific country reviews (as done in Mexico, Netherlands, and soon Brazil) and hosting policy fora to share experience ...
U.S. Strategy on Water, Development a “Major Advance”
ipsnews.net - 5/22/2013 12:40:47 AM
and individuals is one of the greatest development challenges confronting the world today,” the new Water and Development Strategy, released Tuesday by USAID, the country’s main foreign aid arm, states. “By its nature, as a basic and essential ...
Pollution risks worse for developing world women
United Press International - 5/21/2013 10:28:56 AM
director of Public Health and Environment for the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. She estimates that addressing this pollution will prevent the deaths of 6 million women per year. A recent Lancet study found that globally ...
World War Water
ITWeb - 5/22/2013 8:18:54 AM
SA is losing up to 35% of its water supply. For every percent of water that becomes unusable in SA, 200 000 jobs could be lost, resulting in a 5.7% drop in disposable income on a per capita basis and a 5% increase in government spending. These figures ...
Chilean Company Wants to Sell Glacier Water to Middle East
ABC News - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Chile is a country of environmental extremes. The northern third of this narrow but extremely long nation contains rich copper mines and some of the driest deserts in the world. The sparsely populated southern tip of Chile, which is some 2,500 ...
Eating Peas and Greens to Maximise Water Usage
ipsnews.net - 5/22/2013 2:45:27 PM
NAIROBI , May 22 2013 (IPS) - Amid warnings that Kenya’s agricultural water use is surpassing sustainable levels and adversely affecting food security, biodiversity researchers say that agrobiodiversity should be considered as a vital tool to combat this.
Hottest hotel pools around the world
Boston.com - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa JW Marriott San ... complete with a whirlpool and working winter fireplace. Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
Water to become the main focus in 2013′s International Biodiversity Day
Spy Ghana - 5/22/2013 9:44:48 AM
According to the secretariat, “Providing and sustaining water for the needs of people around the world is already well recognised as a major challenge for sustainable development in most areas in both developed and developing countries. The ecosystems of ...
Groundwater depth mapped but data still lacking from developing countries
Water World - 5/17/2013 10:40:51 AM
Researchers have now developed a model to map groundwater, revealing that ecosystems covering ... In this study researchers used measurements of water table depth from 1,603,781 well-sites. These data came partly from government datasets, but, as these ...
World Water Pipe Market to Grow 6.8% Annually to 2017: Report Buyer
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 6:38:39 AM
According to the report 'World Water Pipe to 2017', China alone is forecast to account for one-half of the increase in global water pipe demand generated between 2012 and 2017. The country's vast population makes infrastructure and sewage system ...
Death in Parched Field Shows India Water Tragedy
Businessweek - 5/22/2013 9:23:20 AM
“Water for food and water for industry ... Indiabulls Power Ltd. (IBPOW), South Korea’s Posco (005490) and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal (MT). Posco (005490)’s proposed $12 billion steel plant in the eastern state of Odisha has been ...
Kazakh Official Critical of Country's Water Supply System
ooskanews.com - 5/22/2013 1:33:52 PM
filtration, pipes, meters / detectors, tanks, automation services). Water Users: agriculture; food / beverage; high-water-use manufacturers; municipalities. Financial: commercial, investment and development banks; mutual funds; hedge funds ...