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
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/5/2015 2:16:40 PM
country and major river basin in the world. We ranked 164 countries by the number of people affected by river flooding. We found that the top 15 countries account for nearly 80 percent of the total population affected every year. These countries are all ...
As America becomes a Third-World Country
Daily Kos - 3/4/2015 10:57:26 AM
Half of the funds would be invested in railway construction and the other half in major water-conservation projects, Mr. Li said in a report prepared for parliament. Need we say more as this country crumbles to dust for lack maintenance and new infrastructure?
As World’s Hottest Economy Unravels, Nigerians Feel the Squeeze
Bloomberg - 3/6/2015 9:50:38 AM
Yes, the country was a rising African power and yes, it had become the world’s fastest-growing major economy ... today takes a circuitous route to get there. Pumped in the Niger River delta in the south and offshore in the Gulf of Guinea, it is then ...
Global cost of flooding to increase tenfold by 2030
CBS News - 3/5/2015 12:29:18 PM
"So, the developing world is expected to see more GDP exposed to flood risks ... Users can also look at flood risk by country, river basin or state and see the extent that floods will inundate any given place. "Through this flood analyzer, the complex ...
India at highest risk from river floods in world: Study
Zee News - 3/5/2015 9:11:51 PM
Oslo: India is at the highest risk from river floods in the world, with an increasing number of people threatened ... Roughly 167,000 people in the US, the highest-ranked high-income country, are affected every year by floods, the study said.
Floods could affect nearly 2.7m people in Pakistan by 2030: Study
The Express Tribune - 3/6/2015 8:17:34 AM
According to the report, prepared by the US-based World Resources Institute think-tank ... according to estimates annual loss to GDP due to river flooding amounts to 0.98 per cent of the country’s total GDP which translate into $1.7 billion.
Germany spy agency's new, unfinished HQ left partially flooded after thieves steal water faucets from building
New York Daily News - 3/6/2015 10:19:16 AM
The nation's spy agency has been hit by an embarrassing leak — after thieves broke into its under-construction HQ and stole water faucets ... be one of the most secure building sites in the world. The bizarre burglary was discovered Tuesday.
Do not forget dangers posed by Pakistan's nuclear weapons: UK's ex-Defense Secretary
Economic Times - 3/5/2015 9:16:01 AM
which was not a stable country. "Here in Washington, with all the focus on Iran at the present time, people seem to have forgotten that Pakistan is sitting on something like 120 nuclear warheads and has recently brought into play two new heavy water plants ...
The Country's Largest Mall Could Be Coming to Miami
Curbed Miami - 3/5/2015 9:54:48 PM
The Miami Herald reports that the owners of the Mall of America are bringing what will likely be the largest mall in the country, perhaps the world, to western Miami ... mini-Legoland, water park, lake with submarine rides, skating rink, and an "art ...
Genius times two: These Irvine girls are among the smartest in the country
Orange County Register - 3/6/2015 7:27:28 AM
About 1,800 top science and math students around the country ... world where sustainable energy is something people talk about. Essentially, she’s looking at the characteristics of certain metal oxides to figure out if they are a good fit to help split ...
U.S. Finance Executives Among World’s Most Optimistic About Economy
Value Walk - 3/5/2015 5:37:06 PM
and U.S. finance leaders rank among the most optimistic in the world, with 83% predicting economic expansion. Finance executives’ confidence in the U.S. economy has grown each year for the last three years, and the current level represents a high-water ...
Why a submerged island is the perfect spot for the world’s biggest wind farm
THE CONVERSATION - 3/6/2015 9:43:28 AM
Planning permission has been given for what could become the world’s largest offshore wind farm on the ... The region was an island during much of the last ice age and today it has shallow water, seabed conditions well-suited to the foundations of ...
Australia rates a zero as Big Solar booms around the world
Renew Economy - 3/6/2015 8:31:53 AM
(Actually, on cumulative capacity it would rate at 30MW – the Royalla and Greenough River solar ... to become the world’s third or fourth largest market; driven by a flood of projects racing to beat legislative changes. The country then risks following ...
Jeremy Langmead’s English Country Home for the Digital Age
Wall Street Journal - 3/6/2015 5:18:37 AM
Built in 1745, the manor enjoyed a few golden centuries before relinquishing most of its great park—a swath of forested hills and a river valley that had been ... and seeks to maintain its position as the world’s pre-eminent broker of art and objects.
Willow Wind students raise money for water
Ashland Daily Tidings - 3/6/2015 4:21:21 AM
About 120 first-through-sixth graders from Willow Wind Community Learning Center got a little taste Thursday of what it’s like to live in a third-world country in an effort to shed light on the issue of water scarcity. The students walked from the school ...