Sachin Shah

Hydrologist & International Lead, USGS Geospatial Science and Cyber Innovation Branch


Sachin Shah is a hydrologist and the international lead for the U.S. Geological Survey Geospatial Science and Cyber Innovation Branch that intersects science and technology using interdisciplinary expertise to deliver data to the public. Sachin provides hydrologic science leadership both in the U.S. and for global institutions such as the Mekong River Commission and the Thailand Department of Groundwater Resources. Previously Sachin was the Chief of Hydrologic Studies and Research for the USGS Gulf Coast Program overseeing water research in the Houston, Texas region. He also spent six years working as a consultant for both the World Bank Water Program and Shell Energy-Water Nexus Program, and was the William Crook Global Economic Development Fellow at the Council of Energy, Environment and Water in India. Sachin holds a M.A. in International Development from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a M.S. in Hydrogeology from Georgia State University.