Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
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4. WORLD WATER RESOURCES BY COUNTRY
fao.org - 11/29/2013 3:09:29 PM
Table 2 presents the results of the global water resources review by region (Annex 3 Map 3). This section comments briefly on the particularities which can be observed on a large scale across the world, as well as difficulties which emerge from the ...
World water day: which countries have improved access to safe drinking water?
theguardian.com - 3/22/2012 5:34:14 PM
Today is world water day and the latest data from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation show targets for safe drinking water are being met ahead of time. We take a look at the target data and ask is this a cause for celebration? The goal for clean is ...
‘Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply’
news.ie.msn.com - 10/30/2013 8:35:33 AM
She said that Minister Phil Hogan is “buldozing” ahead ... “It makes you question if priortising water metering over secruing the supply of water is correct,” he said, stating that in other countries, like Scotland and New Zealand, installing ...
We Use How Much Water? Scary Water Footprints, Country by Country
Tree Hugger - 6/23/2009 11:54:52 PM
Each American uses an Olympic pool's worth of water annually. Photo Jonathan Ziapour via flickr. The top five biggest average daily users of water are the U.S., Australia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico - all five of these use well over 300 liters daily.
The world water shortage looks unsolvable
Salon - 8/4/2013 2:57:55 PM
As we have been hearing, global water shortages are poised to exacerbate regional conflict and hobble economic growth. Yet the problem is growing worse, and is threatening to deal devastating blows to health, according to top water officials ...
Pakistan Now ‘One Of The Most Water-Stressed Countries In The World’ As ‘Demand Exceeds Supply’
Think Progress - 7/22/2013 4:46:23 PM
From the ADB’s report: Water demand exceeds supply, which has caused maximum withdrawal from ... The pressure is driving Pakistan’s government to protest India’s construction of a series of dam’s on the Indus River. They would lie in India ...
State a ‘third world country’ when it comes to water
The Irish Times - 10/30/2013 8:42:43 AM
There is “real anger” in the business community about the latest water restrictions in Dublin, according to the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Chief executive of the association, Adrian Cummins, said the situation was comparable to “ a third ...
Statement from World Bank China Country Director on 'Cost of Pollution in China' Report
The World Bank Group - 7/10/2007 11:56:57 PM
In response, the World Bank put together a joint Chinese ... Agency (SEPA), but also the Ministries of Health and Water Resources, the research project is the first of its kind in a developing country. In fact, it's the most comprehensive report on ...
Pakistan is Now ‘One of the Most Water-Stressed Countries in the World’
Care2 (blog) - 7/24/2013 2:06:32 PM
With fewer than 1,000 cubic meters of water available per person, Pakistan is “one of the most water-stressed countries in the world” according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The report covers a range of economic concerns for ...
Study: World Bank aid for water-deprived countries misses most afflicted
Washington Post - 3/22/2010 11:54:24 PM
The world's most water-deprived countries are also receiving some of the least help from the World Bank to improve conditions, according to a study that the bank's independent evaluators released on Monday. The study said water shortages, being ...
Charity condemns tourists' use of fresh water in developing countries
theguardian.com - 7/7/2012 11:55:34 PM
John Robertson MP, secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on water and sanitation in developing countries, said: "It must be made clear that 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation and that almost 2,000 children a ...