Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Global Challenges and Perspectives
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.
- 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
1. Compliance and Sustainability Overview and Themes Part One: Pollution and Its Behavior 2. Pollution 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
Daniel T. Rogers is the Director of Environmental Affairs at Amsted Industries Incorporated in Chicago, Illinois. Amsted Industries is a diversified manufacturing company of industrial components serving railroad, vehicular, 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.
Over the last few decades, 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 redevelopment, remediation, pollution prevention, environmental compliance, and sustainability. He is a coauthor of Urban Watersheds: Geology, Contamination and Sustainable Development (Taylor & Francis, 2011) and the author of Environmental Geology of Metropolitan Detroit (1996) and has published surficial geologic and contaminant vulnerability 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 numerous colleges and universities both in the United States and internationally.