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
Ban Ki-Moon World Water: UN Secretary-General Claims Fresh Water Will Run Out
isciencetimes.com - 5/23/2013 5:07:26 PM
According to the U.N., about 70 percent of the world's freshwater is used for irrigation; 20 percent for industry, and 10 percent for domestic purposes. By 2025, the UN estimates that developing countries will use 50 percent more water withdrawals.
World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
newswit.com - 5/22/2013 1:23:44 AM
New phase aims to help countries become resilient to climate change through better water management WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 - The World Bank launched today Phase II of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a joint partnership between the World Bank and the ...
World Bank Group : World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
4-traders - 5/21/2013 4:19:42 PM
Experts estimate that water consumption for energy generation will increase by 85 ... Phase II will enable the World Bank to offer more innovative advice to countries to help them tackle complex water security challenges. Phase II: Introduces a new multi ...
Pollution Risks Worse for Developing World Women
Women's eNews - 5/20/2013 10:08:39 AM
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World Bank Supports Irrigation Systems Enhancement in Armenia
The World Bank Group - 5/22/2013 10:23:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors ... For over a decade, the Banks interventions helped the country to substantially decrease water shortages, increase reliability of water supply and timely delivery ...
U.S. Strategy on Water, Development a “Major Advance”
ipsnews.net - 5/22/2013 12:40:47 AM
and individuals is one of the greatest development challenges confronting the world today,” the new Water and Development Strategy, released Tuesday by USAID, the country’s main foreign aid arm, states. “By its nature, as a basic and essential ...
What are businesses doing for World Water Day?
Mother Nature Network - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
$450,000 grant to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The grant will fund a multi-objective water stewardship program focused on preserving Taihu Lake in China. Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in the country and is a primary water source for ...
Irrigation Technology Company Netafim Wins 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award
Triple Pundit - 5/24/2013 8:59:29 AM
Drive through the San Joaquin Valley, America’s breadbasket (and fruit bowl), and chances are you will see drip irrigation systems water orchards and farms along Highway 99 or Interstate 5. Drip technologies, compared to conventional irrigation ...
Worldwide water crisis: Featuring the water crisis in Africa (Photos)
examiner.com - 5/24/2013 2:43:05 PM
Research confirmed the world is facing a very serious water crisis. Water may seem abundant but drinkable water is rare and limited. Countries like Africa, Asia, India, Bangladesh, Turkey and many others are facing devastating consequences ...
WEST AFRICA: Still the lowest living standards in world, UN report says
IRIN - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
An estimated 1.8 million children around the world die from diarrhoea that could be prevented with access to clean water and a toilet, while almost 50 percent of all people in developing countries suffer from related health problems. The worst off country ...
SOMALIA: Children, IDPs hardest hit by lack of water
IRIN - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
Dini said worst-affected were the thousands of displaced across the country. "Many IDPs [internally ... constructing and rehabilitating water and sanitation systems; and training communities to sustain these systems. "World Water Days should give Somali ...
UN urges collective efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’ on Day for Biological Diversity
ReliefWeb - 5/22/2013 7:53:16 PM
With current trends, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity by 2025, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions. “Biodiversity and the ecosystem ...
Leading a Push for Clean Water
New York Times - 5/21/2013 11:57:50 PM
The vessels brandished by the roughly 100 women at the protest last month at a government office in Tiruchirappalli, in Tamil Nadu State, of plastic ... at the base of sand dunes, how to read the signals in the desert,” she said.
World Water Pipe Market to Grow 6.8% Annually to 2017: Report Buyer
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 6:38:39 AM
According to the report 'World Water Pipe to 2017', China alone is forecast to account for one-half of the increase in global water pipe demand generated between 2012 and 2017. The country's vast population makes infrastructure and sewage system ...
Canada a world leader in freshwater quality
Troy Media - 5/21/2013 5:45:36 PM
As the chart below illustrates, the quality of fresh water in Canada as measured by the EPI is among the best in the world. This chart compares Canada to nine other similarly affluent countries. Graph Within this peer group, Canada has the ...