Nov 28 2011

A Few Good Reads (11/28/11): Australia Flooding

This week: Flooding in Australia, planning and recovering in Thailand, and fighting the productivity killer known as the internet.


Australia: Nearly 2,000 people cut off by floods (BBC Video)

Nearly 2,000 people in the small town of Wee Waa, in south-eastern Australia have been cut off by flooding.

Emergency supplies have been flown to the area but more wet weather is forecast.

The flooding, which has affected a large corner of north-western, New South Wales, has claimed the life of a three-year-old boy.

New South Wales Map (Southeastern Australia)

Japanese experts to devise new flood plans (Bangkok Post)

Thailand needs efficient forecasts and in-depth analysis on flood cycles to implement new flood prevention measures, says the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Misery lingers for Bangkok’s ‘forgotten’ flood victims (AP)

When the floods came, water gushed into Arunee Ninkaew’s Bangkok home through the pipes and through gaps in the tiled floor. A month later it is still there, now a putrid grey breeding ground for insects.

Weeks of living above the stagnant, foul-smelling floodwater, crammed into a single upstairs room with her diabetic husband, elderly mother-in-law and grandson, have left her in despair.

3 Proven Strategies to Keep the Internet From Killing Your Productivity (Fast Company)

The Internet is the world’s greatest productivity tool, but also the world’s greatest time suck.

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