464 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 142 B/W Illus.
This book provides a critical understanding of the challenges that exist in protecting the local and global environment through compliance efforts using existing environmental regulations. The best compliance measures most useful regulations from over 50 countries are surveyed and are combined with science-based quantitative analysis of geology, hydrogeology, and the chemistry of contaminants from anthropogenic sources. The results are presented as a model that establishes a means by which protection of the environment can be greatly improved. This is accomplished through a deeper understanding of our natural world and how anthropogenic activities and their management affect our planet.
Part I Compliance. Environmental Regulations of the United States. Environmental Regulations of the World. Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Compliance. Environmental Compliance Risk Matrix. Analysis of Environmental Compliance. Part II Sustainability. Pollution and Its Behavior. The Cost of Cleaning Up Pollution. Geologic Vulnerability Analysis. Identifying and Evaluating Contaminant Risk. Pollution Prevention Concepts and Practices. Case Studies for Improving Compliance and Sustainability. A Model for Attaining Sustainable Urban Regions.