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.


SWES Faculty Position Available

The department is currently seeking an Assistantor Associate Professor of Practice

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The University of Arizona Water Network

UA Online Hub for Water Information

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Matthew C. Buster in the Biosphere 2 Ocean

Photograph by John de Dios

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Dr. Karletta Chief Studies Climate Change

Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest

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Spotlight People


Dr.  Tom Wilson, Associate Professor of Practice  in Soil Water and Environmental Science,  was a finalist for the 2016  University of Arizona Faculty Advisor Award. The award was presented at a luncheon held on May 23 by the...