518 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 with the 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.
1. Compliance and Sustainability Overview and Themes
Part One: Pollution and Its Behavior
3. The Behavior of Pollution in Nature
4. Geologic Vulnerability
5. Pollution Risk Factors
Part Two: Environmental Regulations
6. Environmental Regulations and Pollution of the United States
7. Environmental Regulations and Pollution of the World
Part Three: Compliance and Sustainability
8. Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Compliance
9. Fundamental Concepts of Sustainability
10. Building and Implementing a Model for Sustainability