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Midwest DEWS Webinar: Developing an Impacts-Based Framework for Drought Mitigation in Ohio

Jan 24
January 24, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A stream runs through a field in Wisconsin.

This Midwest DEWS webinar highlighted key takeaways from research in Ohio to develop an objective, impacts-based framework for drought mitigation in the state.

Aaron Wilson, Ohio State Climatologist, and Steven Quiring, professor at the Ohio State University, provided an overview of their research for the state of Ohio, which has focused on developing an enhanced set of products and tools for state-based drought monitoring and assessment. This research evaluated existing drought monitoring indicators to assess which are most appropriate for Ohio, developed a state-based drought dashboard based on those results, and assessed the impacts of past drought events in Ohio to identify how impacts varied by drought type, severity, and sector. The project was funded by NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System. 


  • Aaron Wilson: State Climatologist of Ohio and Assistant Professor, Ohio State University 
  • Steven Quiring: Professor, Ohio State University