University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Miles Waite


Miles Waite, Ph.D.

  • PhD Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, 1998

  • BA Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 1991

Areas of Expertise

Soil and Groundwater Pollution, Remediation, Groundwater Flow in Porous Media, Wastewater and Stormwater, Drainage

I am a hydrogeologist and owner of an environmental consulting firm that specializes in  groundwater source development, wastewater and stormwater management, and contaminated soil and water management.  I am especially interested soil quality in urban areas, specifically how to assess and mitigate the potential health risks of background contamination in urban fill soils.

Contact Information
Email:, or
Phone: (802) 310-2979
Office Hours: by appointment

Courses Taught:

  • PSS 269 Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremediation