Ashish Daw, PG

Mr. Daw began his career with the Netherlands Assisted Project Office in Hyderabad, where he mapped out areas identifying wells with acceptable fluoride concentrations in the State of Andhra Pradesh. This data was used to set a framework for sharing and distributing high-quality water. His work as a teaching and research assistant at SUNY Buffalo focused on the integration of GIS and remote sensing technologies with hydrogeology and the development of analytical element groundwater modeling toolsets for the ESRI ArcGIS platform.

With UHL & Assoc. Inc., and Uhl, Baron, Rana & Assoc. Inc., Mr. Daw has managed several domestic and international water-supply and environmental projects. His work in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and neighboring states has included spring resources evaluations, water supply development and management, and a wide range of environmental evaluation and protection work. He has extensive experience in installation, testing, and maintenance of small to large capacity production wells in bedrock and unconsolidated glacial aquifer settings.

For Municipal Water Departments in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Daw has managed several new production well installations, well replacements, and well redevelopment projects that included aquifer testing and water allocation permitting. Notable programs have included:

Groundwater modeling of two potable production wells (existing and new) to demonstrate the capture zone of a VOC contaminant plume to the existing well with a VOC treatment in order to procure an allocation permit for the new well.
Installing test wells and bedrock wells to assess the feasibility of extracting water from the Rockaway River in New Jersey during high flows via horizontal collector wells proximate to the river bank, and storing the water in an abandoned iron ore mine via bedrock injection wells.
Analytical element modeling of a glacial aquifer system proximate to the Susquehanna River in New York to procure an aquifer testing waiver and monitoring a 3.5 MGD contact spring in Pennsylvania to develop spring flow rating curves.
For Townships in New Jersey, Mr. Daw has completed several water supply-related projects that have included groundwater recharge estimations, installation of domestic wells, and preparation of Aquifer Test Plans and Hydrogeologic Reports to meet and comply with varied Township ordinances requirements for groundwater use.

Mr. Daw’s international experience includes working with MCC, USAID, CIDA, DFID, and the World Bank on groundwater resource supply projects in the Sahel countries of West Africa, Ethiopia, Liberia, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. From 2018, he has been involved in an MCC-funded project in the Tillaberi, Tahoua, and Maradi Regions of Niger evaluating groundwater resources for livestock markets and small-scale irrigation. His recent work with the World Bank from 2021 to 2022 included an evaluation of shallow groundwater uses for small irrigation in the Sahelian countries. From 2019 to 2021, Mr. Daw was involved with Winrock on a USAID-funded groundwater supply project to develop Commune Level Groundwater Resource Reports for Communes in the Tillaberi, Maradi, and Zinder Regions of Niger.

Since 2014, he has worked on several groundwater-related projects in the western, northern, central, and eastern parts of Ethiopia. From 2021 to 2022, he worked on a DFID-funded project to identify lineaments for groundwater exploration in the Afar and Tigray Regions. In 2018, he worked on an IFC-funded project to develop water for an industry in Debre Birhan (northeast of Addis Ababa), and from 2014 to 2016, Mr. Daw assisted in developing a groundwater recharge based “Irrigable Land Potential Calculators” for small-scale farming and irrigation.

From 2015 to 2023, Mr. Daw was involved with USAID-funded projects in Senegal and Niger, where he completed borehole diagnostic evaluations of numerous boreholes with a focus on the design and implementation of a borehole redevelopment and testing program to redevelop boreholes and establish long-term safe pumping yields.