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
Egypt sees Ethiopian dam as risk to water supply
The Guardian - 6/18/2013 12:40:23 PM
For Ethiopia, the dam promises abundant energy and an escape ... The US state department has said that Egypt and Ethiopia, both American allies, should resolve the dispute through dialogue. But that dialogue would come at a time when Ethiopia's ...
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 ...
Losing fight vs. climate change, locales around the world find ways to live with it
FOX News - 6/16/2013 10:19:35 AM
So it's no surprise local leaders are seeking ways to adapt ... of Christian Aid. "Farmers live off the land and the weather, and small changes to weather patterns can be a big disaster to small-scale farmers in Africa whose entire livelihoods ...
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 ...
Warming Climate in India to Pose Significant Risk to Agriculture, Water Resources, Health, says World Bank Report
The World Bank Group - 6/19/2013 8:21:29 AM
It builds on a 2012 Bank report that concluded the world would warm by 4°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century if countries did not take ... dependent on rain-fed agriculture or live in urban slums. Under 2°C warming by ...
HUNNEMAN: World’s largest swimming lesson teaches water safety
The Press Enterprise - 6/18/2013 8:54:18 PM
The local effort was part of a worldwide event with thousands of participants attempting to set a Guinness World Record for largest swim lesson. However, and much more important, the youngsters were taught water ... event in 15 countries on ...
Small global warming rise would have 'alarming' impact - World Bank
Reuters Group PLC - 6/19/2013 8:42:58 AM
Under World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the global development lender has launched a more aggressive stance to spur action on climate change. Kim has said it is impossible to tackle poverty without dealing with the effects of a warmer world.
Fracking fuels water fights in the country’s driest areas
Enid News & Eagle - 6/17/2013 3:51:51 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling ...
World Bank Group : Warming Climate in India to Pose Significant Risk to Agriculture, Water Resources, Health, says World Bank Report
4-traders - 6/19/2013 8:50:07 AM
The report, prepared for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ... which is projected to increase by 35% by 2050 compared to a scenario without climate change. The report cited Kolkata and Mumbai along with Bangladesh as "potential ...
World's Largest Swimming Lesson
KSALLink.com - 6/18/2013 4:36:36 PM
Children around Salina gathered this morning at the Kenwood Cove water park in order to take part in a world record breaking swim lesson. Last year, 16 countries on 5 continents simultaneously took part in the swim lesson which broke the Guiness World ...
Climate change threatens trouble in the near future, World Bank says
Washington Post - 6/19/2013 2:52:13 AM
The World Bank is beginning to commit billions of dollars to flood prevention, water management and other projects to help major Asian cities avoid the expected impact of climate change, a dramatic example of how short the horizon has become to alleviate ...
Serbia Defeats Hungary in Finals of World League Water Polo
SwimInfo - 6/18/2013 7:06:55 PM
Serbia 14, Japan 8 Japan defeated ... 5 penalty with just five seconds to go--just enough for Rosenthal to beat the goalie and the clock. In the penalty shootout, the Americans missed all but one of their shots, while Montengro scored three ...
World Membrane Separation Technologies Market
Yahoo! Finance - 6/10/2013 3:20:11 PM
NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: World Membrane Separation Technologies Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0701897/World-Membrane-Separation ...
Kids, adults in NLR attempt world record for largest swimming lesson
thv11.com - 6/18/2013 3:39:20 PM
(Photo: Steve Payne, THV 11) NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Wild River Country) - On Tuesday, tens of thousands of kids and adults at water parks and aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fourth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.
2013 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership and Community Action Grants announced
Yahoo! Finance - 6/18/2013 9:58:43 PM
"Water is the lifeblood of our planet and vital ... public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada , the U.S. and 44 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is ...