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
Texas Country Singer, Fans Attempt Tubing World Record
News92FM - 7/28/2014 4:35:53 PM
(GRUENE, TX) — Hundreds of people made a splash with a Texas country singer Saturday to break a world record. Roger Creager invited fans to help him break the world record for largest river float attempt at Gruene’s Rockin’ R River Rides ...
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 ...
In Modi’s India, waterways are a geopolitical issue
Gulf News - 7/21/2014 3:39:46 PM
Supporters claim the grand South Asian water grid, more prosaically known as the National River Linking Project ... And, perhaps pricked by a World Economic Forum survey ranking the country’s infrastructure below Guatemala’s, his maiden budget this ...
Interdean supports innovative plans to redevelop Singapore’s waterways
University Chronicle - 7/23/2014 8:56:32 AM
If they can prove to be self-sufficient and the waterways remain protected ... how important self-sufficiency is to the country. The floating pods are yet another example of why people from all over the world are continuing to relocate to Singapore.’
World Bank to chip in Rs 6,000 crore for inland waterway project
Daily News and Analysis - 8/1/2014 2:26:28 AM
Amitabh Verma, chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), said, "The World Bank has come forward to fund construction of two barrages with an estimated assistance ranging from Rs 4,200 crore to Rs 6,000 crore to enable the country conclude a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/30/2013 7:18:33 AM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.
World's Largest Silver Producing Countries: Australia
Forbes - 7/17/2014 11:12:30 AM
billed as the world’s largest silver and lead producing mine. The rest is a result of silver production as a by-product, with Wonawinta being the country’s largest primary silver producing mine. Roseberry Base, Broken Hill and McArthur River are all ...
World T.E.A.M. Sports' Adventure Team Challenge Returns to Colorado's High Country
StreetInsider - 7/31/2014 8:32:44 AM
National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports' annual Adventure Team Challenge ... Hosted at the rustic Rancho del Rio fishing resort along the Colorado River in the rugged Gore Mountains northwest of Vail, the Adventure Team Challenge sends teams of five ...
Tubers break world record on the Guadalupe River
San Antonio Express-News - 7/28/2014 11:56:43 AM
SAN ANTONIO -- As they listened to Texas country star Roger Creager's "River Song," floaters broke the world record for largest raft of tubes or rings Saturday at Rockin' R River Rides on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. The record was previously ...
Cameroon’s Lom Pangar Project Set to Harness Hydropower Potential of the Sanaga River and Boost Electricity Generation
The World Bank - 7/22/2014 11:59:40 PM
Built on the Lom river in eastern Cameroon—roughly 4 kilometers downstream ... of the people of Cameroon and the national economy,” states Gregor Binkert, World Bank Country Director for Cameroon. “It symbolizes Cameroon’s resolve to become an ...
Isolated Indians make contact with outside world in Brazil
Yahoo News - 7/30/2014 6:06:35 PM
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Isolated native people likely fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world, according to a video released by the ... banks of the Envira River in the Brazilian ...