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
Greene County Daily World
Greene County Daily World - 6/14/2013 11:58:00 PM
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be having a "What's Your Craft?" night from 6:30-7:45 ... and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry serves zip codes 47443, 47449, and 47465. * Mineral United Methodist ...
Several areas will be under water by 2040
aegindia.org - 6/19/2013 3:38:09 PM
An expected two degrees Celsius rise in the world’s average temperatures in the next few ... The report warns that by the 2040s, some areas would be under water, others would be without enough water for power generation and irrigation or, in some cases ...
Kenya Gets $155 Million in World Bank Financing for Water
Bloomberg - 6/19/2013 3:45:18 PM
Kenya will receive $155 million in financing from the World Bank for water and irrigation aid, including a project on the Lower Nzoia River west of Nairobi to help address water-supply and food-security concerns. The Washington-based lender said ...
Staying Afloat—World’s Low-Lying Communities Plan for Rising Seas
The Epoch Times - 6/16/2013 6:33:30 PM
Plans ... country’s 440-mile (710-kilometer) coast. Many of these people would be homeless. Bangladesh is implementing two major projects worth $470 million that involve growing forests on the coastal belt and building more multistory shelters to house ...
Egypt sees Ethiopian dam as risk to water supply
The Guardian - 6/18/2013 12:40:23 PM
Since long before the Pyramids towered above the rich soil of this riverside town, Egyptians have given thanks to the muddy waters of the Nile. "Plants, animals, humans," said Ibrahim Abdel Aziz, a 45-year-old farmer, "we all come from this river.
COUNTRIES TAKING ACTION TO DEAL WITH RISING WATER
Utsandiego - 6/17/2013 11:51:27 AM
A sampling of areas around the world and what they are doing to prepare ... embrace a philosophy of “living with water:” Thousands of waterways are being connected so the country can essentially act as one big sponge and absorb sudden ...
World Bank gives Sh13bn to boost water supply
nation.co.ke - 6/19/2013 1:07:49 PM
The water sector has received a major boost with the injection of Sh13 billion to set up infrastructure. The World Bank’s board of executive directors on Wednesday approved a $155 million (Sh13 billion) loan to support the government’s efforts to set ...
Papaya-clay combo could cut cost of water purification in developing countries
Space Daily - 6/14/2013 2:29:30 AM
An inexpensive new material made of clay and papaya seeds removes harmful metals from water and could lower the cost of providing clean water to millions of people in the developing world, scientists are reporting. Their study on this "hybrid clay" appears ...
The bizarre PINK lakes from around the world that look like milkshakes due to a freak of nature
Daily Mail - 6/19/2013 12:17:43 PM
They look as though someone has tipped in a load of pink dye while no one was looking. But in fact these pink lakes are a natural phenomenon and not only draw visitors from far and wide but also provide livelihoods to local people. From the ...
Facing a future without water
Punch - 6/19/2013 10:11:51 PM
Gabriel, a phone-in contributor in a radio discussion programme. Monday June 17, 2013, was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, and this year’s edition was aptly themed, “Don’t let our future dry up”. For me, the import of this ...
World’s cities building defenses against effects of global warming
The Taipei Times - 6/18/2013 3:53:39 PM
A sampling of cities around the world and what they are doing to prepare ... ever-higher dikes that may fail catastrophically. Thousands of waterways are being connected so the country can essentially act as one big sponge and absorb sudden ...
HUNNEMAN: World’s largest swimming lesson teaches water safety
The Press Enterprise - 6/18/2013 8:54:18 PM
The youngsters, ranging in age from toddler to early teens, took part in “The World’s Largest Swimming ... the one-year-old eyeing the water with any trepidation. “This is a neat thing to do with the family,” she said.
The Great Water Challenge
ipsnews.net - 6/19/2013 12:24:52 PM
ROME, Jun 19 2013 (IPS) - The Middle East and North Africa is the region ... which hosts 3.5 million people, almost half of our total population,” Feisal Alargan, deputy permanent representative of Jordan to FAO, tells TerraViva. The Al-Disi aquifer ...
Record breaker: World's largest swim lesson
9News - 6/18/2013 5:12:23 PM
FEDERAL HEIGHTS - Hyland Hills Water World joined water parks, pools and aquatic facilities from 22 other countries around the globe to host The World's Largest Swimming Lesson in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Tuesday. FEDERAL HEIGHTS ...
Small global warming rise would have 'alarming' impact - World Bank
Reuters Group PLC - 6/19/2013 8:42:58 AM
The flooding of 40 percent of the Thai capital was just one of dozens of negative effects the Washington-based World Bank warned would happen if the world grew warmer by just 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), which it said is likely to occur ...