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Boston University, Questrom School of Business Capstone Project

Project Status

The purpose of this project was to increase the dissemination of available drought-related information to end-user organizations in a way that allows them to develop a multi-seasonal drought mitigation strategy. The project was executed by graduate students at Boston University with backgrounds in business operations, marketing, and computer programming.

There is vast amount of data about drought monitoring already publicly available, but each user’s needs vary, so a customizable front end to serve the necessary information in a digestible fashion is necessary. In this project, students will build a database to store the necessary portion of the drought-related data, a front end that delivers relevant reports, a backend to update and maintain data, as well as a plugin that performs predictive analysis based on available models, for the Northeast region and an industry of their choosing.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Reeves (


General Location
Specific Location
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Key Partners
Boston University
Hazard Planning & Preparedness
DEWS Components
Planning & Preparedness
Communication & Outreach