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
Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water
theguardian.com - 5/28/2015 1:17:01 AM
Saudi Arabia is the country that relies most on desalination – mostly of seawater. The US is in second place. It uses mainly brackish and waste water although later this year it will open one of the world’s largest seawater desalination plants in ...
Laissez Faire Water Laws Threaten Family Farming in Chile
Inter Press Service - 5/27/2015 7:44:45 AM
such as drinking water. “Chile is the only country in the world to have privatised its water sources and water management,” activist Rodrigo Mundaca, secretary general of the Movement for the Defence of Water, Land and the Environment (MODATIMA), told ...
11 Countries With The Highest Rates of Leprosy in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 6:39:08 AM
Mostly it becomes common in places with pollution, insufficient and unhealthy diet, contaminated water or diseases like HIV ... which are listed in our article Country-by-Country Life Expectancy: The World’s 15 Healthiest Countries So, in case you ...
German City Evacuated After Unexploded World War II Bomb Is Found
Wall Street Journal - 5/28/2015 7:07:46 AM
FRANKFURT—German authorities ordered one of the country’s biggest postwar evacuations after discovering an unexploded U.S. bomb from World War II in the western ... authorities also closed the Rhine River to shipping and the airspace over Cologne.
World Bank approves $130m loan
Times of Zambia - 5/27/2015 7:23:16 AM
World Bank Country Director for Zambia Kundhavi Kadiresan said the ... and institutional boost of the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) which will implement the project. The World Bank would support Zambia with innovative sanitation technologies ...
South Carroll High to host fundraiser walk to aid global water crisis
Carroll County Times - 5/28/2015 3:04:23 AM
half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025. Safe and readily available water sources are critical for public health, according to WHO information. Clean water and good sanitation can boost a country's economy and ...
Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids
My Foxny - 5/27/2015 9:46:26 AM
De Gregorio also ruled out any revote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups won by Russia and Qatar ... The person who had visited a country on the Ebola watch list came into St. Joseph's Medical Center Tuesday with a fever, according to a hospital spokesman.
Country Life’s guide to Cannes
Country Life - 5/27/2015 10:43:42 AM
In the wake of the town's internationally-recognised film festival, Country Life reports on what to do ... The hotel’s private beach and jetty also offer a host of water sport activities. Set amongst 25 acres of gardens, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc ...
The World Cup’s biggest issue: modern slavery and dead workers
Vox - 5/27/2015 2:54:15 PM
Swiss prosecutors have begun an investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process that awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The investigation ... one that leaves workers trapped in the country and sometimes without access to their wages.
California Has No Idea How Much Water It Has Left. NASA Can Help.
New Republic - 5/28/2015 1:31:20 AM
Famiglietti is a hydrologist—a specialist in the world’s water systems ... that will track and predict the movement of every concentration of water in the western part of the country: how much snow is in the mountains, how much moisture is in the ...
Soccer Fans Rejoice as FIFA Officials Arrested on Suspicion of Corruption in "The World Cup of Fraud"
E Online - 5/27/2015 7:47:44 PM
Qatar, of course, is an oil-rich country where it is almost 120 degrees outside every day of the year. "This really is the World Cup of fraud ... What are ya gonna tell us next Water is Wet, the Sun is Hot?! Hey FIFA officials, if you're going to take ...
5 Things You Need to Know About Water in Haiti
The World Bank - 5/27/2015 2:25:37 PM
To tackle this issue, a program funded by the World Bank in the South region of the country has installed professional operators to maintain water supply systems which have benefited 60,000 people. This pilot is now being scaled up: a new 50 million ...
5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup
Chron - 5/28/2015 2:14:17 AM
Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand: Giovanni Simeone, Argentina: Footballing pedigrees don't come much richer than that of Argentina's Giovanni Simeone. The 19-year-old River Plate striker is the ...
Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Westchester
CBS New York - 5/27/2015 11:48:08 AM
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Two Amazing Journeys Powered by Solar Energy Right Now
The Motley Fool - 5/26/2015 9:07:40 PM
Solar energy has also powered a trip around the world on water. Image source: Planet Solar ... The sun isn't providing all of the power she needs to travel across the country, but it will give her as much as a 100% boost and will power the electronics ...