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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 Bank Urges Bangladesh To Focus On Sustainable Growth
Realtime Business News - 4/30/2016 6:03:21 AM
The World Bank said Bangladesh needs to focus ... could address part of the infrastructure gap. But the country needs substantial public sector funding for investments in transport, river management and other infrastructures. Stagnating private investment ...
McCain: Obama’s ‘Cheap Fatalism’ About US Role In World Could Mean ‘Unraveling’ of Post-WWII Order
Breitbart News - 4/30/2016 2:38:45 PM
And as a result, China’s increasingly assertive behavior continues—cyberattacks, economic espionage and theft, militarization of one of the world’s most important waterways ... external attack plotting in that country, we see all the warning signs ...
One of the world's top cocaine producers will now shoot down suspected drug planes — but it may not even matter
The Business Insider - 4/28/2016 7:05:59 PM
Peru has been one of the world's top cocaine producers for decades, and as a part of the fight against drugs, the country reinstated a discarded ... Ene, and Mantaro River Valleys (VRAEM). Political and law-enforcement officials have also been implicated ...
World Bank Funding Supports Transport and Flood Control in Vietnam
The World Bank - 4/29/2016 11:43:58 PM
It is funded out of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), the fund for the poorest countries. In addition ... benefit inhabitants in flood-prone areas along the Phan River Basin by strengthening flood risk management capacity ...
21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020
tribumagazine.net - 5/1/2016 12:25:44 AM
Since then, half the world's countries have eliminated the disease ... Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, yesterday, promised to support malaria researches in the state by giving priority attention to researches and increased funding to end the ...
Digital River Announces Winners of its 2016 Internet Commerce Excellence Awards
Financial Content - 4/28/2016 12:03:39 PM
Through these services, Digital River connects B2B and B2C digital products companies and branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world. Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital ...
It's so hot in India, parts of the country are banning daytime cooking
Chicago Tribune - 4/29/2016 3:22:53 PM
With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid ... water for their daily needs. Rivers, lakes and dams have dried ...
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 ...