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, 2014See also: Waterways map
Japan to support Mekong countries with $7 billion over three years
Today - 5/2/2016 9:28:34 AM
BANGKOK - Japan wants to work with countries in the lower Mekong river basin and will help them improve infrastructure and bolster development with 750 billion yen ($7 billion) in aid over three years, its foreign minister said on Monday. Foreign Minister ...
The world's best new spas
CNN - 5/2/2016 8:59:56 AM
Situated in the heart of Monterey wine country, it's flanked by 28 acres of ... foothills of China's Qing Cheng Mountain -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- this brand new spa's tranquil, river valley setting is as healing as the treatments themselves.
Nigeria Tasks African Countries on Trade Development
This Day Live - 4/29/2016 2:18:28 PM
It is desirous to evolve a multimodal, integrated and sustainable transport system with greater emphasis on rail and inland waterways ... of countries and regions, he said the network of transport routes and facilities all over the world can be likened ...
Drought in world's top 3 rice producers may boost prices for 50% of world's population
Daily News and Analysis - 5/2/2016 3:52:08 AM
Swathes of farmland in Vietnam, the third-biggest supplier, are also parched as irrigation fed by the Mekong river runs dry ... as well as urging Vietnam and others to sell the country more rice. The world has suffered a series of food crises over the ...
Bangkok’s River of Kings
New York Times - 4/30/2016 11:57:06 PM
It was by its shores that the sumptuous royal district was built in the 18th century and, although Thailand is one of the few Asian countries ... But after World War II, the focus of Bangkok moved north and east. The river districts fell into decay ...
32 World Heritage Sites in India identified by UNESCO
Jagran Josh - 4/29/2016 1:35:31 PM
This glorious fort is built alongside Yamuna River. The 380,000 m2 ... This north Indian park is situated in the country's northwestern part of Rajasthan. It was declared a national park in 1982 and then later tagged as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO ...
Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat
Newsday - 4/29/2016 7:16:07 AM
With streets covered by several feet of water from swollen rivers, residents ... in the leading meat producing country. They have also swamped about a third of Argentina's soy farms, causing big losses to one of the world's top grains suppliers.
Egypt must preserve its lifeline by tackling the water crisis now
Al Arabiya News - 4/30/2016 7:57:53 AM
Yet, despite the world’s largest river travelling for over 4,000 miles in the vicinity, water is now considered “scarce” in the country with the highest population in the Arab world. According to one estimate, Egypt’s per capita annual supply of ...
China's migrant workers hit by economic slowdown
WSBT 22 - 5/1/2016 12:18:34 AM
China's millions of migrant workers are bearing the brunt of the country's ongoing economic slowdown as strikes ... migrant factory workers in the manufacturing heartland of the Pearl River Delta, north of Hong Kong. "One of the great things about these ...
River students seek local solutions for global issues
Napa Valley Register - 4/29/2016 11:48:08 AM
Last week, River School students shined under the lights during their World Savvy presentations ... a global topic and learned about the stakeholders in three different countries. By working hard to identify international problems that might have local ...
More than 170 Countries Sign Agreement on Climate Change
Quadrangle - 4/30/2016 12:26:55 AM
"So the urgency of this challenge is only becoming more pronounced", he said, in a warning to those building the world ... rivers and wetlands, the minister said. "We must intensify efforts to decarbonize our economies". Together, the two countries account ...
Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020
Pop & Herald - 4/30/2016 5:16:14 PM
and eliminating malaria in at least 35 countries. Gov. Ayade who was being represented by the state deputy governor, Ivara Esu, while flagging off the 2016 World Malaria Day in Calabar, stated that Cross River State was fully committed to ending the ...
Assassinated Activist Berta Caceres Took on the Entire Oligarchy in Her Home Country
Alter Net - 5/2/2016 6:51:06 AM
He wanted to widen the cultural boundaries of the country to put the indigenous people at its centre and address their needs and ambitions. Euraque, a historian of Honduras, had already immersed himself in the world of the indigenous people. In his 2010 ...
Guerrillas and rebels do for world oil market what producers couldn't
Houma Today - 4/29/2016 11:19:30 AM
"The world has become highly prone to disruptions of supply ... There's mounting concern that the country's oil-rich Niger River delta may return to the sort of violence seen in the last decade, before a peace deal was struck in 2009.
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
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 ...