Although water is one of the primary resources needed for the entire race to survive, being unable to contain it could cause bigger problems which may somehow result to several chaos and uproar. A firm example as to when the water are hard to control would be during storms and perhaps winter when the heavy ice on the surface is starting to melt out of hand. Such scenarios will need effective storm water management products for better controlling management.
Naturally, water are supposed to be absorbed by the land or soil around the area so it would not cause any problems in a bigger picture. However, knowing how improvised the towns and cities now, you could hardly find enough soil which will take on the water into absorption.
You do know concrete materials will never absorb such kind of element. So instead of having those excess water from rain and snow run straight to the streams, rivers or oceans, it gets stuck. That is where the problem begins. Water would cease to flow making the people fuss about the aftermath.
One approach provided to prevent such circumstances would be drainage. It does have a nice and impressive role but then, when the volume of water is more than it could take, it may stop working as well which then prompts us with huge issues such as flooding, habitat destruction, stream bank erosion and so on.
You also cannot underestimate these aftermath could bring into infrastructures. The damages are surely more than you could imagine. Plus, this will certainly cause contaminants that may affect the entire health of individuals all around the area threatening us with casualties.
This is when everyone needs to pay attention with a better form of water management. Another approach laid to possible diminish such huge risks on the further run are having green roofs. It is not literal green painted roofs but a metaphor that stands for having plant right over your roof. Basically a garden up there with soil and roots to take advantage of the water falling from the sky.
Most individuals who do not have enough room for a yard to build a garden could pretty much have a rooftop filled with manmade ecosystem. Though, there are lots of consideration to take to make this perfect, having it perfectly handled can then pretty much mean a different thing and help severely in containing excessive fluid flow.
Another way would be having permeable pavements. This surfaces are quite different than that of asphalt and concretes. Those materials are not capable of absorbing any water at all but the permeable surface may infiltrate storm waters right through the porous surfaces. That will then help in nourishing the soils instead of causing floods.
There may also be a way to recycle such waters in good terms through using rain barrels. Creating a huge container where the rain could be stored is a huge thing. Some uses tanks so that a larger volume of liquid can be stored. Most of these has lines connected to pipes and plumbing which is pretty effective for flushing, gardening during dry season and so on.