Welcome to the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science.

We are part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Our students, faculty and staff are involved in teaching, research and extension in our community, as well as worldwide.


Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants

Undergraduate scientist Vicki Chu (left) and KEYS high school intern Venecia Yazzie

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Hiking the Phoneline Trail in Sabino Canyon

Bradley Schmitz, a student working with Dr. Ian Pepper and Dr. Charles Gerba

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Lydia Jennings's at SWESx

Evaluating waste rock materials for biogeochemical indicators of soil formation in AZ

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Nitrate and Perchlorate Distribution in Soil

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Lybrand

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Spotlight People

Dr. Rick Ward, will present the next SWES Colloquium on Oct 5 at 3pm in Marley 230. The title of his presentation is “Maricopa Agricultural Center – Opportunities for Innovation”. His presenttion will update the audience on MAC...