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
An incredible image shows powerful countries buying up much of the world’s land
Washington Post - 5/21/2015 7:44:42 AM
China, home to 20 percent of the world’s population but only 8 percent of ... through the mix of goods and services they buy and sell abroad. So a country that has relatively little fresh water can "import" it by buying water-intensive crops and products ...
World Trade Organization Overrules U.S. Country-of-Origin Rules for Meat Products
AllGov - 5/21/2015 11:55:15 AM
U.S. government attempts to inform consumers about the origins of the beef and pork they purchase in stores have been undermined by the World Trade Organization ... that require the meat industry to use country of origin labels (COOL) represent a violation ...
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
Olean Times-Herald - 5/21/2015 10:29:21 AM
(AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive ...
Gaza economy 'on verge of collapse', with world's highest unemployment
theguardian.com - 5/22/2015 9:16:35 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ... due to poor electricity and water/sewerage availability, war-related ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ... services such as electricity, water, and sewerage. The lack of electricity ...
Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
Denver Post - 5/22/2015 6:46:15 AM
Its water is critical to wildlife and farmers in the country's most productive agriculture state. Agriculture experts, however, say they would expect only modest immediate effects on food prices from any reduction in water to the senior water-rights holders.
York Country Day School students participate in 17th annual 'Show What You Know' Expo
York Daily Record - 5/22/2015 1:52:46 AM
While Thursday's event was the 17th time the school has put on the expo, it's an example of how York Country Day School focuses on real world experiences to teach ... as she demonstrated water races. As a seasoned visitor to the expo, Flaharty chuckles ...
Masters Water Ski tournament at Callaway Friday-Sunday
Ledger-Enquirer - 5/22/2015 4:37:24 AM
Besides athletes from this country, competitors from places such as Canada ... That makes it the longest running water skiing competition in the world. The governing bodies of water skiing sanction the tournament and their officials will be on the site.
Water a highlight of Adirondack conference
Lake Placid News - 5/21/2015 10:57:59 AM
Yet many parts of the country are not so fortunate ... of 25,000 people die every day for lack of water of from disease carried by water. Fully 11 percent of the world's population relies on unimproved drinking water sources. "The concept of running ...
World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'
KFVS12 - 5/22/2015 1:31:17 AM
"The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth," Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for the ... Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expect ...
California farmers propose water cuts to avoid bigger pinch
The Sun Chronicle - 5/20/2015 2:33:55 PM
Delta water managers say it could become a model for farmers throughout California who are facing curtailments. It also could impact food prices: California is the country’s top food producing state, and agriculture uses 80 percent of the water drawn ...
Aceh, once recipient of world's kindness, pays it forward by welcoming shunned boatpeople
interaksyon.com - 5/20/2015 12:25:04 PM
A rally Tuesday attended by 100 people in the provincial capital Banda Aceh saw community groups demand more be done to save those still on the water, instead of turning them away. "Back when the tsunami hit Aceh, people from all over the world came here ...
Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says
New York Times - 5/22/2015 7:46:30 PM
“These numbers, however, fail to portray the degree of suffering of Gaza’s citizens,” the report said, citing frequent power failures, limited access to clean water ... world,” the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the World Bank country ...
The Ottawa River is about to be hacked and that’s a good thing
IT Business - 5/22/2015 4:33:14 PM
“They want to try and protect the lakes and rivers of their own country,” says Dominique Monchamp ... “We want to build a bridge between the water world and the IT experts.” Something to keep in mind when you’re on the way to the beach this ...
Malaysia ranked near bottom of the class by environmental democracy watchdog
AsiaOne - 5/21/2015 5:28:42 AM
Scoring an overall 0.58 out of three points on the US-based World Resources Institute's Environmental Democracy ... There was no score given for Singapore and Brunei. The index tracks a country's progress in coming up with national laws to promote ...