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.


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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The New WEST Center

The Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center has opened

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SWES Faculty Position Available

The department is currently seeking a Microbial Biogeochemist

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Spotlight People

SWES Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Karletta Chief received the  “Contribution to Indian Education” Award from the UA American Indian Alumni Club over Homecoming Weekend.

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