Strategies And Tools For A Sustainable Rural Rio De Janeiro

byUdo NehrenEditorSabine Schlïter, Claudia Raedig

Hardcover | August 30, 2018

Strategies And Tools For A Sustainable Rural Rio De Janeiro by Udo Nehren
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This book is a compilation of recent developments in land, ecosystem, and water management in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The state is located in the biodiversity hotspot of the Atlantic Forest (Mata Atl''ntica), a biome characterized by high biological diversity and endemism. At the same time the state of Rio de Janeiro emerged to one of the economic hubs in Latin America. This development process has been accompanied by population growth, industrialization, urbanization, as well as consumption and degradation of land and water resources. In the past years many efforts have been made to stop or at least slow down these degradation processes and restore degraded environments with the overall goal to bring together sustainable management of natural resources, nature conservation, and economic development. 

An overview is provided of the different strategies and tools that have been developed in the fields of agriculture, ecosystem management and biodiversity, integrated water management, land restoration, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, as well as environmental governance and economic instruments. This book covers a wide spectrum from applied research to science-policy interfaces, planning concepts, and technical tools and has a model character for other rural areas in Latin America. Target groups are scientists, practitioners, policy makers and graduate students in the field of environmental management. The different chapters are written by researchers and practitioners of the German-Brazilian project INTECRAL (Integrated Eco Technologies and Services for a Sustainable Rural Rio de Janeiro), the rural development program Rio Rural under the state secretary for agriculture and animal husbandry, as well as invited scientists from Brazilian universities and research institutes. It bridges existing gaps between science, policies, and practice in rural development.

Udo Nehrenis a senior researcher and lecturer in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Management at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He received a PhD degree in Geography from Leipzig University, Germany and a habilitation in Ge...
Title:Strategies And Tools For A Sustainable Rural Rio De JaneiroFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:513 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:513 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:August 30, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Strategies and tools for a sustainable rural Rio de Janeiro

1. Rio de Janeiro in times of global change (U. Nehren, H.Hissa, S. Schlüter, C. Raedig, D. Sattler)

2. Land use history of Rio de Janeiro (R. Scheel-Ybert [not yet confirmed], U. Nehren, A. Kirchner, J.


3. Rural development in the state of Rio de Janeiro: The RioRural Programme (H. Hissa, N. Teixeira,

M. Costa)

4. The German-Brazilian project INTECRAL (S. Schlüter)

Agricultural Management

5. Challenges and opportunities for a competitive sustainable agriculture in Rio de Janeiro (S.

Schlüter, H. Hissa, N. Teixera, J. Torrico, H. Gaese)

6. Soil and water conservation management (J.M.G. Monteiro, R.B. Prado, A.P. Turetta, A. Schuler,

E.C.C Fidalgo)

7. From design to implementation: A participatory appraisal for silvopastoral systems (SSPs) in

Italva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (B. Quintana, L.A. Antunes

, A. Pedraza)

8. Towards good agricultural practices (GAP) in smallholders'' dairy production systems from an

animal welfare perspective (M.L. Espinel, S. Schlüter, C. M. Resende)

9. Adequate harvesting technology for sugar cane producers in Rio de Janeiro (C.-F. Gaese; Carlos

Frederico Veiga, J. M. Ferreira, T. Meyer)

Managing Ecosystems and Biodiversity

10. Integrating biodiversity conservation into ecosystem management in Rio de Janeiro (A. Piratelli,

C. Raedig, J. Wesenberg)

11. Connectivity conservation management: linking private protected areas (C. Raedig, L. V. Guzmán


12. Mapping and monitoring of protected riverine forest with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

(G. Meier, L. Esquivel)

13. Bio-indicator based hydromorphological assessment for watercourse development (D. Birnbaum,

G. Meier)

14. Use of native tree species for ecological restoration an

d rehab

ilitation measures - a review (D.

Sattler, P. Pena Rodrigues, C. Raedig, A. Hebner)

15. Value chains of native tree species using the example of C. echinata (S. Lichtenberg)

Integrated Water Management

16. Integrated water resources management (L. Ribbe)

17. Eco-hydrological modelling and scenario impact assessment in rural Rio de Janeiro (A. Künne, J.

Santos, S. Kralisch, P. Selsam)

18. Service-based software tools for eco-hydrological system assessment (S. Kralisch, C. Schwartze,

P. Selsam, F. Zander, A. Künne, J. Santos)

19. Reuse-oriented decentralized wastewater and sewage sludge treatment for Small Urbanized

Rural Settlement in Latin-America. Lessons Learnt from Brazil (J. Cardona)

20. A tool to assess the impact of different land uses on surface water quality: WQI. (S. Penedo, R.

Prado, A. Künne)

21. Developing a Methodology for community-based water quali

ty measurement

(A. Gautam, J.

Ramirez, M. Costa, L. Ribbe)

Land restoration, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

22. Land degradation, natural hazards and climate change: challenges for restoration, rehabilitation

and adaptation (U. Nehren, D. Sattler, A.J. Teixeira Guerra [not yet confirmed])

23. Rehabilitation of degraded sloped pastures - lessons learned in Itaocara, RJ (R. Seliger, D. Sattler,

A. Soares da Silva)

24. Ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (W.

Lange, S. Sandholz, M. Becher, J. Viezzer, U. Nehren)

25. A multi-criteria tool for site prioritization for land restoration and rehabilitation (F. Naegeli, E.


26. Disaster risk reduction and local perception in flood risk areas. Study case in Nova Friburgo and

Sao Fidelis municipalities, RJ-Brazil (A. Bustillos, L. Ribbe, M. Evers)


ironmental governance

and economic instruments

27. Governance framework for environmental services provision in RJ (P. May)

28. Promoting sustainable agriculture and productivity gains: how to enhance the mitigation

potential of the Rio de Janeiro Rural Development Program, Brazil (V. Rodriguez Osuna, D.

Gaydarova, R. Wollenweber, J. Monteiro)

29. Emissions reduction opportunities by improving land use management in Rural Rio de

Janeiro" (L. Noriega, F. Saraiva, D. Gaydarova-Itrib)

30. Innovation and alternative income generation (O. Torres and U. Dornberger)

31. Conclusions and Outlook chapter (C. Raedig, H. Hissa, S. Schlüter, D. Sattler, U. Nehren)