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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Viking River Cruises News: Viking Sun’s Maiden Voyage Becomes Company’s First-Ever World Cruise
touristmeetstraveler.com - 5/3/2016 5:27:00 PM
The line revealed its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise, spanning 141 days and visiting five continents, 35 countries and 66 ... Guests of Viking River Cruises will sail the Panama Canal ...
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.
Japan pledges S$9b to support economies in lower Mekong river basin
Today - 5/2/2016 8:48:37 PM
BANGKOK — Japan wants to work with countries in the lower Mekong river basin and will help them improve infrastructure and bolster development with ¥750 billion (S$9 billion) in aid over three years, said Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday.
Fire rages through Canadian oil sands country
Fuel Fix - 5/4/2016 1:08:07 PM
A dozen trailers on one street in the neighborhood of Timberlea have gone up in flames, with serious losses are reported in the Abasand and Waterways suburbs ... the third largest reserves of oil in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
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 ...
Cult heroes – Hank Williams Jr: crusading country boy with a lesson for the left
The Guardian - 5/4/2016 2:05:23 PM
With the country world in extended mourning for the father he’d barely ... Instead, Williams’ agit-prop would be drawn thereafter in garish, cartoon-like lines. As his river of massive 1980s hits dried up – throughout the 1990s and 2000s his profile ...
Tourist-Hungry Chicago Moguls Want To Put Gondolas Above The River
Chicagoist - 5/4/2016 3:13:58 AM
Is the only thing standing between Chicago and its overdue status as the world's most worthy ... it to stretch along the Chicago River all the way to Navy Pier, acting as a high-profile icon for international and cross-country tourists alike.
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 ...