Innovative building strategies can also improve drainage 

The rain garden at the Awty International School in Houston both controls water runoff and serves and educational purpose for students. (Photo submitted by Carbo Landscape Architecture)

While recent conversations about the Capital Region’s increasing problems with drainage and flooding have centered on mitigation projects and proposed building moratoriums, one local expert says what’s missing from the discussion is smarter ways to build that can help reduce stormwater runoff from buildings.

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