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
Report Assesses Risks to World’s Shared River Basins
blogs.ei.columbia.edu - 5/3/2016 5:05:31 PM
A major report on the status and future threats to the world’s 286 transboundary river basins ... 40 percent of the earth’s population and land area in 151 countries. Transboundary river basins cross international borders and are shared by two or ...
Could Copa America Centenario be a sneak peek of a World Cup hosted by the USA?
Fox Sports - 5/3/2016 4:58:22 PM
MetLife Stadium sits across the river from New York, with a view of the ... along with six other venues that have an average capacity of 70,745. Other countries that have hosted the World Cup don't have more than one stadium that can seat that many.
Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk
Phys - 5/3/2016 12:33:30 PM
These transboundary river basins and other waterways span 151 countries and include more than 40 percent of the world's population and land area. The analysis, "Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme," was a collaborative effort between eight ...
Why West Africa and Nigeria Have the World's Most Dangerous Seas
News Week - 5/4/2016 5:32:58 PM
But while the problem is still of grave concern in the Horn of Africa, another part of the continent has overtaken it as the most dangerous region in the world for seafarers ... a vast region comprising multiple countries, but one finds itself at the ...
World Away Weekend: Rappahannock County
The George Towner - 5/4/2016 9:43:30 PM
Rappahannock County, Virginia, with its quirky villages, unspoiled scenery, outdoor activities and stellar cultural and culinary offerings, is close enough for a daytrip or a world-away weekend ... including the studios of River District Arts — and ...
Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades
The Guardian - 5/5/2016 4:10:03 AM
Reserves have been released into the local river, but the reservoir is ... worth about $100 – a significant sum in a country where the gross national income per capita is about $1,020, according to 2014 World Bank figures. Pheam and Khoert say they ...
Beilue: World War II veteran takes long ride for the highest sacrifice
Amarillo Globe-News - 5/4/2016 7:24:31 AM
This Marine, a veteran of the brutal Battle of Okinawa in World War ... a 2010 River Road graduate and Bedoy’s son, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012. “It’s very touching and strengthening that there are people who love our country and give so ...
Logistics sector in India will be worth $307bln by 2020
Commodity Online - 5/5/2016 5:57:26 AM
India spends around 14.4% of its GDP on logistics and transportation as compared to less than 8% spent by the other developing countries, he said ... 18 hours from 60 hours now," the Minister said. Waterways are 50% cheaper than road and nearly 30% ...
Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO
expresioneconomica.org - 5/4/2016 5:37:08 AM
The good news for manufacturers such as A to Z is that, although more countries are moving ... in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO's decision-making body. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, yesterday, promised to support ...
Bus falls into dry river bed in central India, killing 16
The Seattle Times - 5/5/2016 12:49:37 AM
PATNA, India (AP) — A passenger bus fell into a dry river bed after crashing through the railing of ... About 240,000 people die in road accidents every year across the country, according to the transportation ministry.
Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hit Economic Growth by Up to 6 Percent in Some Regions, Says World Bank
The World Bank - 5/4/2016 10:52:06 AM
It outlines policies and investments that can help lead countries to more water ... During the recent COP21 in Paris, the World Bank announced a significant boost in funding for water programs in India, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and Kenya to help ...
Traveling the World -- A Lady and Her Bicycle
The Huffington Post - 5/3/2016 5:38:19 AM
I had sprung myself across a rickety makeshift bridge, gaping at a raging river in the highlands ... anything else in the world." Whether Annie actually cycled the globe or took steamboats and trains so she could cover more countries, hear more languages ...
Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water
bilbaoya.com - 5/3/2016 9:51:51 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement that if countries don't take action to better manage ... a significant boost in funding for water programs in India, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and Kenya to help tackle water challenges.
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 ...
All the world's a stage for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary
SoloNews - 5/3/2016 5:02:32 AM
which has been surrounded by screens along the river that are showing short films of each of Shakespeare's 37 plays. "I think in this country we forget so numerous words we use, so numerous expressions and things we talk about have come from Shakespeare ...