Flooding and Stormwater

Planting to mitigate flooding

Climate change is predicted to significantly influence precipitation patterns, including more frequent and more intense rainfall events in the Midwest. This tool contains a primer on the effects of these changes at the community level, and the actions one can take to mitigate them, making clear connections between climate change and community life. Resources and brief case studies of regional community action are presented for each action item. This tool serves as a good introduction to the intersection of climate change and water, and pairs well with a climate action activity related to water.


Learn about the connection between flooding and stormwater and communities and how to take climate action

High School
Time needed: 

15-20 minutes to read closely; additional time to explore linked content

Materials Needed: 

Computer with Internet access (optional)