Southland flood-prone communities are getting “RainReady”
RainReady Manager Molly Oshun, of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, at the Nov. 12 Housing Collaborative Steering Committee meeting.
RainReady’s policies and practices help residents, communities, cities and states plan for weather events associated with global climate change.
CNT’s RainReady℠ initiative helps individuals and communities work together to find solutions to the problems of too much or too little water. This initiative is a distillation and expansion of practices already adopted by thousands of villages, towns, and cities across the country and the world. Landscaped sidewalks, permeable paving, green roofs, swales, French drains, rain gardens, rain barrels, and cisterns are certainly not new ideas. But as more undeveloped land is paved over and rainfall patterns become less predictable, communities are starting to move beyond these simple measures and take an integrated approach to water management, ensuring that every property, street, and neighborhood is protected by a broad range of Rain Ready practices.