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Sachin D Shah

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 Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center in Austin and previously as the USGS Gulf Coast Program Hydrologic Studies Chief in Houston, Texas.

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 works at the intersection of hydrology, socioeconomics, and technology  to understand the human dimensions of water availability and risk and is currently the  Program Manager of the Social and Economic Drivers Program, USGS Water Mission Area.




Professional Experience

  • 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

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

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • 2013-15 Energy-Water Nexus Program, UN-Shell Groundwater Initiative, Texas

    2011-13 The World Bank Water Program, India

    2010-12 Global Policy Fellow, Council on Energy Environment and Water, India

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