As a result of the Brazilian - German cooperation through INTECRAL project, a delegation of the German local government of the State of Saxony and a non-governmental organization BDZ e.V. (Training and Demonstration Center for Decentralized Sewage Treatment) visited Brazil in November to participate in an event with the Pro-Management Association of the Waters of the Hydrographic Basin of the Paraíba do Sul River – AGEVAP with the purpose of signing a Protocol of intentions for the establishment and regulation of the technical academic cooperation program between AGEVAP, CEIVAP (Committee for Integration of the Basin of the Paraíba do Sul River), the state committees from Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais (CBH Piabanha, CBH Mid Paraíba do Sul, CBH Rio Dois Rios, CBH Baixo Paraíba do Sul and Itabapoana, CBH Preto and Paraibuna and COMPÉ) and BDZ.
In March 2016, the implementation of a pilot pasture rehabilitation measure in Itaocara, RJ has been finalized. With the support of Pesagro-Rio, Emater-Rio staff members and the property owner Paulo César Alves, three terraces have been installed and planted with native woody species. Additionally, the project team installed a large public billboard right in front of the pilot measure, indicating all participating partners and the general intentions of the activity.