Sachin D Shah


Sachin has over 20 years of hydrology, policy, and international development experience with the U.S. Geological Survey, World Bank Water Program, Council of Energy-Environment-Water (CEEW), and the UN-Shell Water-Energy Nexus Initiative. Sachin serves as the Manager of the Social and Economic Drivers Program for the USGS Water Mission Area and as the hydrologic science and international lead as part of the Texas Water Science Center in Austin and previously as the USGS Gulf Coast Program Hydrologic Studies Chief in Houston, Texas.

Sachin works at the intersection of hydrology, socioeconomics, and technology  to understand the human dimensions of water availability and risk. More information: LinkedIn


Current: Program Manager, Social and Economic Drivers Program, USGS Water Mission Area

2018-current, Lecturer on Water Security, University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle, WA

2018-2020, Hydrologist and International Lead, USGS Integrated Hydrology and Data Science Branch, Seattle, WA

2016-2018, Chief of Hydrologic Studies, USGS Texas Water Science Center Gulf Coast Program, Houston, TX

2013-2015 Energy-Water Nexus Program, UN-Shell Groundwater Initiative, Texas

2011-2013 The World Bank Water Program, India

2010-2012, Global Policy Fellow, Council on Energy Environment and Water, India

2001- 2009, Hydrologist, USGS Texas Water Science Center, Austin, TX

1999-2001, Hydrologist, USGS Georgia Water Science Center, Atlanta, GA 


M.A., International Development and Social Policy, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, TX

M.S., Hydrology and Water Resources, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

B.S., Hydrogeology, University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX