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Need more creative thinking to deal with floods in Australia

Comments on GRAHAM RICHARDSO "Water, water everywhere, none is saved", 9/03/2012, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/water-water-everywhere-none-is-saved/story-e6frgd0x-1226294045473

I agree with RICHARDSON on this important issue facing Australia and many Australians.
It is high time that we Australians should have bold, strategic and creative thinking and ideas.
Floods and bushfires are two very frequent natural disasters in Australia and they can occur almost every year and cause so much damages to properties and people's lives, as well as economic losses.
I remember last year or the year before that the Association of Insurance Australia had a competition for proposals to alleviate the impacts of natural disasters in Australia and I submitted an idea to build a system of dams and canals in eastern Australia especially Queensland and NSW to deal with floods as well as drinking water. But unfortunately that idea was not taken up.
We need to conduct costs and benefits analyses on a fairly large scale projects, because floods and bushfires can cause billions of damages and economic losses.
It is not a matter that individuals can do and must be considered by government.
RICHARDSON's suggestion is timely and we owe ourselves so much that we must be more creative and much more constructive in the face of frequent natural disasters in Australia.

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