Environmental Compliance and Sustainability: Global Challenges and Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

Global Challenges and Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Daniel T. Rogers

CRC Press

464 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 142 B/W Illus.

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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.


  • The first book that examines the successes of environmental regulation worldwide and highlights the areas that need improvement
  • Presents a tested and verified scientific model for enhanced environmental protection with scalability from local parcels to global levels
  • Describes and integrates the importance of understanding the geologic and hydrogeologic environment of urban and developed areas
  • Explains the importance of understanding the different types of pollution and their behavior in the environment
  • Identifies the need for consistency in banning chemicals that are harmful in not just one country but throughout the world

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Daniel T. Rogers is currently Director – Environmental Affairs at Amsted Industries Incorporated in Chicago, Illinois. Amsted Industries is a diversified manufacturing company of industrial components serving primarily railroad, vehicular, and construction and building markets. Amsted Industries has more than 60 manufacturing locations in 15 countries. Mr. Rogers participates in environmental due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures, investigation and remediation of contamination, creating and evaluating environmental compliance and sustainability programs, and providing environmental advice, oversight, training, and negotiation strategies at various levels within the organization. Mr. Rogers has published nearly 100 research papers in professional and academic publications and peer-reviewed journals on subjects including environmental geology, hydrogeology, geologic vulnerability and mapping, contaminant fate and transport, urban geology, environmental site investigations, contaminant risk, brownfield re-development, remediation, pollution prevention, environmental management, and sustainable development. He has co-authored Urban Watersheds: Geology, Contamination and Sustainable Development (2011) and is also the author of Environmental Geology of Metropolitan Detroit (1996) and has published surficial geologic maps of the Rouge River watershed in southeastern Michigan. In addition, he is a contributing author of an encyclopedia of global social concerns. He has taught geology and environmental chemistry at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan and has presented guest lectures at several colleges and universities both in the United States and internationally.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General