Strategies and Tools for a Sustainable Rural Rio de Janeiro

  • Udo Nehren
  • Sabine Schlϋter
  • Claudia Raedig
  • Dietmar Sattler
  • Helga Hissa

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Udo Nehren, Dietmar Sattler, Claudia Raedig, Helga Hissa, Sabine Schlüter
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rogério Oliveira, Joana Fraga, Mark Hickie
    Pages 11-22
  4. Helga Restum Hissa, Nelson T. Alves Filho, Marcelo Costa, Guilherme Strauch, Lauro Bassi, Renato Linhares de Assis
    Pages 23-39
  5. Sabine Schlüter, Udo Nehren, Dietmar Sattler, Claudia Raedig
    Pages 41-49
  6. Agricultural Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Joyce Maria Guimarães Monteiro, Azeneth Eufrausino Schuler, Rachel Bardy Prado, Elaine Cristina Cardoso Fidalgo, Ana Paula Dias Turetta, Alba Leonor da Silva Martins et al.
      Pages 53-67
    3. Pedro Castro, Rui Pedroso, Sven Lautenbach, Oscar Manuel Baez Villanueva, Raúl Vicens
      Pages 69-85
    4. Silvia Berenice Fischer, Alejandra Pedraza Luengas, Sabine Schlüter, Luiz Antonio Oliveira Antunes
      Pages 87-103
    5. Maria Luisa Espinel, Sabine Schlüter, Carlos Marconi de Souza Resende
      Pages 105-119
    6. Carl-Friedrich Gaese, Carlos Frederico de Menezes Veiga, José Márcio Ferreira, Torsten Meyer
      Pages 121-135
  7. Ecosystem Management and Biodiversity Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Augusto João Piratelli, Fatima Conceição Marquez Piña-Rodrigues, Claudia Raedig
      Pages 139-153
    3. Lorena Valeria Guzmán Wolfhard, Claudia Raedig
      Pages 155-171
    4. Dietmar Sattler, Claudia Raedig, Anja Hebner, Jens Wesenberg
      Pages 191-204
    5. Silke Lichtenberg, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Udo Nehren, Juan Antonio Reyes-Agüero
      Pages 205-219
  8. Integrated Water Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Lars Ribbe, Rosa Maria Formiga-Johnsson, Juan Luis Ramirez Duval
      Pages 223-236
    3. Juliana M. Santos, Annika Künne, Sven Kralisch, Manfred Fink, Alexander Brenning
      Pages 237-255
    4. Annika Künne, Sven Kralisch, Juliana M. Santos, Wolfgang-Albert Flügel
      Pages 257-275
    5. Santiago Penedo-Julien, Annika Künne, Rachel Bardy Prado, Lars Ribbe
      Pages 295-309
  9. Land Restoration, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Udo Nehren, André Kirchner, Wolfram Lange, Marco Follador, Dieter Anhuf
      Pages 313-330
    3. Beate Frank, Rosa Maria Formiga-Johnsson, Viviane Japiassú Viana, Silvia Marie Ikemoto
      Pages 331-343
    4. Wolfram Lange, Simone Sandholz, Jennifer Viezzer, Martin Becher, Udo Nehren
      Pages 345-359
    5. Antonio Soares da Silva, Roman Seliger, Dietmar Sattler, Jürgen Heinrich
      Pages 377-389
    6. Roman Seliger, Dietmar Sattler, Antonio Soares da Silva, Gabriel Campos Pereira da Costa, Jürgen Heinrich
      Pages 391-404
    7. Friederike Naegeli de Torres, Ronny Richter, Elaine Cristina Cardoso Fidalgo
      Pages 405-421
  10. Environmental Governance and Economic Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Peter H. May, Leonardo S. Fernandes, Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna
      Pages 425-441
    3. Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, Peter H. May, Joyce M. G. Monteiro, Roland Wollenweber, Helga Hissa, Marcelo Costa
      Pages 443-462
    4. Laura Maria Noriega Gamarra, Claudia Raedig, Sabine Schlüter
      Pages 477-489
  11. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. Claudia Raedig, Helga Hissa, Sabine Schlüter, Dietmar Sattler, Udo Nehren
      Pages 493-503
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 505-513

About this book


This book provides an overview of recent developments in land, ecosystem, and water management in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s most important cultural and economic centers and at the same time located in one of the world’s most diverse biomes, the Atlantic Forest or Mata Atlântica. Colonial exploitation of natural resources and modern urban and agricultural development has resulted in large scale deforestation and severe degradation of land and water resources.

In the past years, efforts have been made to improve the socioeconomic and environmental status of the rural landscapes to secure rural livelihoods, to ensure food and water supply for urban areas, and to contribute to biodiversity conservation and ecological stability.

This book provides a portfolio of strategies and tools for land and water management that were developed within the German-Brazilian research project INTECRAL in cooperation with the state program Rio Rural, as well as Brazilian universities and research institutions. It covers a wide spectrum from research to application at the science-policy interface and has a model character for other rural areas in Latin America and beyond.  This volume will be a valuable resource for scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and graduate students in the field of environmental management and sustainable rural development.


sustainable rural development Rio de Janeiro state Intecral science policy interface Atlantic Forest ecosystem management and biodiversity sustainable management of natural resources biodiversity hotspot

Editors and affiliations

  • Udo Nehren
    • 1
  • Sabine Schlϋter
    • 2
  • Claudia Raedig
    • 3
  • Dietmar Sattler
    • 4
  • Helga Hissa
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ITTTH Köln – University of Applied SciencesKölnGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ITTTH Köln – University of Applied SciencesKölnGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ITTTH Köln – University of Applied SciencesKölnGermany
  4. 4.Institute of GeographyLeipzig UniversityLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Programa Rio RuralSecretaria de Agricultura e PecuáriaFonseca, NiteróiBrazil

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