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
In deep water: the first country in the world to surrender to global warming
Irish Independent - 11/17/2014 2:27:14 AM
‘It’s very hard to leave your own country. I love my country, I’m proud of who I am’— Ioteba stands where his father’s house used to be ‘It is the drinking water that will be the problem, not the ocean’ — from left, Sr Eileen Kennedy, Sr ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
We Use How Much Water? Scary Water Footprints, Country by Country
Tree Hugger - 6/23/2009 11:54:52 PM
Figuring out a country's water footprint means adding all the water used plus the water inherent in products imported, then minus the water in exports. Using this top-down method, the average water footprint in the world is 1,243 cubic meters a year.
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
Third World Country: Detroit residents denied water
Examiner - 7/19/2014 10:30:10 PM
Residents in Detroit are experiencing conditions that would not be considered humane in foreign countries where the US provides aid. The City of Detroit is shutting off around 3,000 customers' water each week for unpaid bills as small as $150. US Today ...
One woman's mission to fix Liberia's water crisis
CNN - 3/22/2013 6:25:08 AM
Meanwhile, back in Liberia, the country descended into a conflict that left ... die each year from diarrhea due to poor water and sanitation conditions, according to World Bank figures. As well as saving lives, Jones says that access to safe drinking ...
Faster highways, more waterways to come: Gadkari
Daijiworld - 12/21/2014 8:49:15 AM
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS): The central government aims to construct 30 km of highways every day in the next two years, and has also asked the industry to invest in development of inland waterways in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin ...
The world water shortage looks unsolvable
Salon - 8/4/2013 2:57:55 PM
Pakistan, one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, is on the brink of crisis. A recent report from the Asian Development Bank, highlighted by The Atlantic, states that the country’s emergency water reserve only has enough supply for 30 ...
5 Best Water Parks in the Country
Travelers Today - 7/20/2014 10:00:21 PM
offers a water-slide experience that's one of the most extensive in the country, plummeting you up, over, and around, and offering some of the best views of the park anywhere. 3. Splashin' Safari and World Tour - Santa Claus, Indiana While certainly one of ...
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
foodandwaterwatch.org - 10/20/2014 3:24:54 PM
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... the basic protections that U.S. consumers deserve,” said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. “The United States ...
Syria's ancient sites were already damaged by war. Now they’re being looted.
Washington Post - 12/21/2014 4:45:52 AM
which will be followed by a report on damage to the country’s other six proposed World Heritage sites, identifies Dura-Europos, a city with roots in the 3rd century B.C., as the most affected by looting. On the west bank of the Euphrates River ...
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
World’s Thirstiest Country Yemen May Be First To Run Out Of Water
Green Prophet - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Predictions of water loss in Yemen by 2020 threaten lives and agriculture – Children must still fetch water for towns that are increasingly parched and dry. According to experts cited by CNN, Yemen could be the first nation to completely run out of ...
Government committed to provide world class medical services, says Rajnath Singh
Economic Times - 12/20/2014 6:44:34 PM
"The government will ensure that maximum facilities are available in the country. It may take five to 10 years, but people across the world will realise that they ... which includes clean drinking water and sanitation. Referring to Swachh Bharat campaign ...
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
High County News - 7/10/2014 11:59:35 PM
The cooler the water, the more efficient the process, so a warming world promises to make power plants less efficient ... Jonathan Thompson is a senior editor at High Country News. He is based in Durango, Colorado, and tweets @jonnypeace.