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
India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report
Pakistan Defence - 5/24/2015 5:13:49 PM
The person who discovers how to de-salinate water cost effectively and in bulk ... San Jose Mercury News We will innovate for the world. Nation's largest ocean desalination plant goes up near San Diego; Future of the California coast?
Suriname: a small country with big problems
Terra Daily - 5/22/2015 11:57:03 PM
Gold deposits have attracted thousands of legal and illegal miners, and the country's waterways have been polluted by mercury used in the process. In December 2014, the World Bank launched an economic partnership program designed to make growth less ...
Nepal landslide blocks river, raises fears of flood reaching India
Times of India - 5/24/2015 7:33:59 AM
The river flows into India where it is known as the Gandak. A big earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, triggering numerous landslides and avalanches and killing more than 8,000 people. A second quake hit the mountainous country on May 12, killing scores.
World War I hero found peace in Chazy
Press Republican - 5/24/2015 7:41:09 AM
PLATTSBURGH — On June 2, President Barack Obama will award the Congressional Medal of Honor to William Shemin posthumously, for his service to this country during World War 1 ... on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France, 7, 8, and 9 August 1918. "
World War II veteran Dr. Robert Ferguson of Kalamazoo recalls service in South Pacific
MLive - 5/24/2015 5:39:27 AM
"I thought being on the water was preferable to being out in the ... the country during such a perilous time in the nation's history. "World War II was such an important time for our country," Peter Ferguson said. "It was just amazing how America played ...
Utah World War II veteran receives high school diploma 70 years later
KSL - 5/24/2015 4:20:43 AM
GEORGE — If there was a diploma for serving his country, World War II veteran Foy Seegmiller would definitely ... ships out in the salt water get pretty rusty at times." Seegmiller eventually found himself spending more time inside the ship, working ...
Egypt Nile water pollution on the rise
Al Monitor - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
In addition to other problems that weigh down on the country — such as population density and the dilapidated pipe network, which alone is behind 35% of wasted water every year — Egypt is the world's largest wheat importer, because there is not enough ...
Ireland becomes world’s first country to vote for ‘gay marriage’
French Tribune - 5/24/2015 3:16:17 AM
The voting makes Ireland the world’s first country to conduct a ballot on the ‘gay marriage ... and foreign language studies from American River College in Sacramento. He became the youngest graduate to receive three degrees from a California ...
Here's why World Bank is saying that economy of Gaza strip may collapse
Economic Times - 5/23/2015 11:24:14 AM
"These numbers, however, fail to portray the degree of suffering of Gaza's citizens," the report said, citing power failures, limited access to clean water ... to the outside world," the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the bank's country director ...
Montrealer sets world record for furthest flight by a hoverboard
Lethbridge Herald - 5/22/2015 10:16:50 PM
MONTREAL – Travelling the country’s lakes and rivers in a canoe is an iconic Canadian pastime but Alexandru Duru just might change all that with his new Guinness World Record-breaking ... “You can fly it anywhere, over water, in the wild,” he ...
A better way to deliver innovation to the world
Washington Post - 5/22/2015 10:16:50 PM
When I joined MIT’s electrical engineering faculty in 1980, that model was working extremely well, translating discoveries from university labs across the country into innovations ... in sustainable energy, water and food security, and health.
Body Recovered From Hudson River Could Be Missing Kayaker
CBS New York - 5/23/2015 6:05:06 PM
1010 WINS1010 WINS invented all news radio and is the longest-running all news station in the country. For 50 years, 1010 WINS has been a news and information utility for the New York metropolitan area. Famous [...] WFANAs the world’s first 24-hour all ...
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.
World's longest marked trail proposed around Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press - 5/22/2015 11:57:03 PM
It would span at least eight states and two Canadian provinces, and would be the longest continuous marked trail in the world — five times larger than ... of the Great Lakes up to the ordinary high-water mark — from the point on the bank or shore ...
Loving the Great Outdoors the Disney Way - River Country: Disney's First Water Park
Mouse Planet - 2/12/2015 8:00:43 AM
... argue it was the first water park not only in Walt Disney World, but the first dedicated water park anywhere. In keeping with the rustic surroundings of Fort Wilderness, River Country was billed as a throwback to the "old fashioned swimmin' hole."