Sachin D Shah


Sachin has over 19 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. He currently serves as the Social and Economic Drivers Program Lead for the USGS Water Mission Area and the hydrologic science and international lead as part of the Geospatial Science + Cyber Innovation Branch. He was previously the USGS Gulf Coast Program Hydrologic Studies Chief in Houston, Texas. More information: LinkedIn


Social and Economic Drivers Program Lead, USGS Water Mission Area

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

2018-current, Hydrologist, USGS Geospatial Science + Cyber Innovation 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