The Ranty Highwayman: Rain Gardens
One of the impacts of climate change for the UK is that storms are going to get more severe with greater intensities of rainfall. Unless we start climate-adapting our streets now, we had better start getting used to flash flooding.
I should at this point check our privilege because there are places in the world who have long suffered catastrophic flooding and consumption by rich countries has and will only make things worse; by comparison, the UK has been getting of lightly.
I need to separate out a couple of the flooding mechanisms. At the macro-level, there will be issues with how a water catchment operates. By catchment, I mean the area that captures rainfall (or melting snow) which ends up in watercourses.