Water is essential to life as we know it, and its availability limits the growth of ecosystems and societies. Here in the desert southwest, we are keenly aware of the need for a supply of high quality water to support our agricultural activities, metropolitan areas and healthy ecosystems.

Our faculty are experts in:

  • arid lands water policy 
  • groundwater and well water quality 
  • water distribution systems 
  • wastewater reuse 
  • water quality chemistry

Click on the profiles to learn more about who we are and what we research in water quality, security and sustainability.


Leif Abrell

Associate Research Scientist

Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)

  • I focus on water quality chemistry in our work on water quality, security and sustainability.
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Janick Artiola

Janick F. Artiola

Associate Professor (retired)

Associate Research Scientist (retired)



Jon Chorover

Jon Chorover

Department Head

Professor

Arizona Lab for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC)



Kathy Jacobs

Kathy Jacobs

Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS)

Professor

  • I focus on arid lands water policy in our work on water quality, security and sustainability.

Jean E. McLain

Jean E. McLain

Professor

Assistant Dean, Faculty Advancement

Research Scientist


Sharon Megdal

Sharon B. Megdal

Director, Water Resources Research Center

Professor and Specialist

Distinguished Outreach Professor

  • I focus on arid lands water policy in our work on water quality, security and sustainability.

Ian Pepper

Ian L. Pepper

Professor

Director, Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center


 


Kerry Schwartz

Kerry Schwartz

Director, Arizona Project WET

Associate Specialist

  • I focus on water distribution systems in our work on water quality, security and sustainability.