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
AfDB, World Bank launch $328m water, sanitation projects in Port Harcourt
Businessday - 5/29/2016 7:09:11 AM
The project is jointly sponsored by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank and Rivers Government. This is contained in the AfDB’s newsletter, May Edition, issued by its Nigeria Country Office on Saturday in Abuja. AfDB Country Director ...
Ganga will become one of the cleanest river by 2018: Uma Bharti
Live Mint - 5/28/2016 4:21:33 PM
New Delhi: Ganga, considered one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the world, will become one of the cleanest by ... considered a basic “need” is what is required for a healthier country. Singh also said of 60 lakh toilets planned, far more have ...
The Latest: Woman found dead in Hill Country after flood
Midland Daily News - 5/29/2016 5:17:38 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Flash flooding in the Texas Hill Country has left at least ... two prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River because of expected flooding.
Colorado conductor dies after getting run over by train
The Seattle Times - 5/29/2016 12:31:18 PM
The Royal Gorge is about 10 miles long, with the Arkansas River running through it and the railroad running ... trying to spot rafters who take on some of the toughest whitewater routes in the country. The railroad issued a statement Sunday on its Facebook ...
World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
SoloNews - 5/29/2016 5:57:36 AM
People should wear protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites and should avoid areas with poor sanitation (such as a lot of Rio's waterways ... of the Zika virus circulating in nearly 60 countries globally and 39 in the Americas, there is no public ...
Jobs decline helps to make Ford City Trump Country
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2016 4:17:23 AM
because the workers here made the best plumbing ware in the world,” he said. The company did not respond to a request for comment. Since then, the borough has struggled to pay its police and salt its roads. And like communities across the country ...
Party Around The World: Great Sports, Great Spots To Party
CBS Cleveland - 5/29/2016 12:02:40 PM
Each country has its own unique way of welcoming the world when hosting the grandest soccer tournament ... thousands of England’s upper- and lower crust come together along the river banks. Some enclosures have dress codes, with many “Hoorah Henry ...
Esper eats 23 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes to win final-day Three Rivers Festival event: Video and Photos
Times West Virginian - 5/29/2016 4:24:32 AM
FAIRMONT — The 37th annual Three Rivers Festival successfully kicked off the summer ... Last year, Matt Stonie, the No. 1 competitive eater in the world, set a new world record eating 34 pepperoni rolls in 10 minutes. This year, Sonya “Black Widow ...
Obama Calls for a 'World Without' Nuclear Weapons During Historic Hiroshima Visit
Quadrangle - 5/29/2016 6:22:03 PM
Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then walked along a tree-lined path, past an eternal flame, toward a river that flows by the domed ... which ultimately saved lives. "Many countries can do quite a lot and some more than they are now doing ...
Obama Calls for World Without Nuclear Bombs in Hiroshima Speech
wingatewire.com - 5/29/2016 11:08:23 PM
Obama called on countries like the USA that have nuclear weapons to "have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them". From there, Mr Obama and Mr Abe walked along a tree-lined path toward a river that flows by the iconic A ...
Filipino artists get dirty to highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
BBC - 5/29/2016 11:51:20 PM
... will help those living by the rivers to improve their lives," said Mr Vargas. "I believe there is still a chance. I hope our artwork has made impact not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries." The Pasig river once served as ...
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam. Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a ...
Small town life still part of scary, crazy world
The Daily Advance - 5/30/2016 4:01:53 AM
We have hospitals, community college campuses, a campus of our esteemed, State University, variety of restaurants, movie theaters, winery, local brewed beer, a veteran’s clinic, outdoor activities, beautiful and accessible waterways, local airports ...
World Health Organization rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics over Zika outbreak
theinsidekorea.com - 5/29/2016 9:10:52 AM
As the WHO states, "based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in nearly 60 countries globally and 39 countries in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games". The World Health Organization ...
Maharashtra to translate 41 books by Mahatma Gandhi to Marathi
Daily News and Analysis - 5/30/2016 12:55:46 AM
Gandhiji is the most inspiring icon for our country ... to make Sewagram a world class tourist destination," Mungantiwar tweeted later in the day. The minister also met the Ahmedabad civic authorities to understand the Sabarmati river cleaning and ...