As I was getting ready to take my son to his high school graduation, we had a flash storm. On the rainy day in Sherwood Park, Alberta, both capital and natural assets provided value we do not often notice and take for granted.
Looking out the window I saw a road with gutters engineered to capture water and move it efficiently to a storm sewer system. Additionally, the green areas absorbed rain as it fell, and a driveway that met the municipalities planning standard, moved water toward the gutters.
Both engineered and natural assets, along with good municipal planning, capture and move the water efficiently and effectively to avoid flooding.
I’m still trying to convince my son to focus on a municipal related major at the University of Alberta, but he is adamant he wants to major in business. I will still work on him. 😊