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
Water Country looks to break Guinness World Record
Seacoast Online - 5/17/2013 7:30:33 PM
PORTSMOUTH — Water Country will join forces with the nation's top water safety and training organizations on June 18 to present the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. The goal is to build awareness about the importance of teaching children to ...
World Bank Launches US$40 Million Phase II of its Water Partnership Program
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 3:15:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 – The World Bank launched today Phase II of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom, with an initial ...
Leading a Push for Clean Water
New York Times - 5/21/2013 8:58:52 PM
NEW DELHI — The protesters were chiefly women, but instead of placards, they brought empty pots. The vessels brandished by the roughly 100 women at the protest last month at a government office in Tiruchirappalli, in Tamil Nadu State, of ...
U.S. Strategy on Water, Development a “Major Advance”
ipsnews.net - 5/22/2013 12:40:47 AM
“Achieving water security for regions, nations, and individuals is one of the greatest development challenges confronting the world today,” the new Water and Development Strategy, released Tuesday by USAID, the country’s main foreign aid a ...
Chilean Company Wants to Sell Glacier Water to Middle East
ABC News - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Chile is a country of environmental extremes. The northern third of this narrow but extremely long nation contains rich copper mines and some of the driest deserts in the world. The sparsely populated southern tip of Chile, which is some 2,500 ...
Hottest hotel pools around the world
Boston.com - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa: The River Bluff Water Experience offers six acres of heated pools, fountains, waterfalls, rivers, and an abundance of poolside lounges. The highlight is ...
Pollution risks worse for developing world women
United Press International - 5/20/2013 7:41:19 PM
director of Public Health and Environment for the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva. She estimates that addressing this pollution will prevent the deaths of 6 million women per year. A recent Lancet study found that globally ...
World Water Pipe Market to Grow 6.8% Annually to 2017: Report Buyer
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 6:38:39 AM
Global water pipe market demand is forecast to increase 6.8% per year through 2017 to almost 14 billion ... as these types continue to displace concrete and metal materials in a range of markets, particularly water distribution. According to the report ...
Groundwater depth mapped but data still lacking from developing countries
Water World - 5/17/2013 10:40:51 AM
Despite groundwater’s importance to ecosystems, little is known about its global distribution. Researchers have now developed a model to map groundwater, revealing that ecosystems covering 22-32% of the Earth’s surface rely on this important resource.
Canada a world leader in freshwater quality
Troy Media - 5/21/2013 5:45:36 PM
Aquatic ecosystems are complex, and there are many factors to consider in the assessment of water quality. For this reason, a number of international organizations and governing bodies have ... since the last major measurement period overseen ...
AGT International Showcases World's First Truly Integrated Water Resource Management Solution at Asia-Pacific Water Summit
PR Newswire - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
We are delighted to be able to showcase the world's first truly integrated national water resource management solution which ... Loxley Group is always at the heart of the country's economic and technological development. Over the years, Loxley continued ...
Chile Denies Deal to Export Fresh Water to Qatar
ABC News - 5/14/2013 12:57:25 AM
saying media reports had confused the intention of a private company in Qatar with a plan by Chile's government. "There's no initiative from the government or our embassy" in the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said in a statement Monday. "Ambassador ...
K-Rep partners with World Bank to fund water projects
businessdailyafrica.com - 5/21/2013 6:28:33 PM
K-Rep Bank is seeking to capture a larger segment of the local market by aggressively taking to financing water projects in counties. The bank said it has over the past five years given loans amounting to more than Sh290 million to 35 water projects to ...
Homeowners Draw Short End of the Water Treatment Process
San Francisco Gate - 5/17/2013 4:24:26 PM
An informative article released by Sureaqua, portable water filtration company, has stirred debate online over how drinking water is treated. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Research in to the Australian water treatment process has risen concerns amongst home owners ...
World's two largest countries grow closer
August Margaret River Mail - 5/22/2013 12:12:09 AM
The two largest countries on earth – both armed with nuclear weapons and with one-third of the world's people – are growing closer.