Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN)

The Asian River Restoration Network was established in Nov. 2006 to support the exchange of information relating to environmental restoration of rivers and watersheds. JRRN has a role of ARRN secretariat currently.

Go to ARRN website

Contact us (Secretariat)

Lofty Chuoh Bldg., 7th Flr.

17-24, Shinkawa 1cho-me, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033, JAPAN

Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration
Tel: +81-3-6228-3860
Fax: +81-3-3523-0640


< 2009.8:INFORMATION from ARRN Monthly Archive >

The 6th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration will be held in Seoul KOREA. (29 September 2009)

“The 6th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration” will be held in Seoul KOREA on 29th Sep. 2009 as a joint event of “5th KICT International workshop on River Environment”.

Date/Time: September 29th 2009, 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: KOFST International Convention Center, Seoul KOREA
Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN), Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT), Korea River Association (KRA), Korea River Restoration Network (KRRN), China River Restoration Network (CRRN), Japan River Restoration Network (JRRN)

- Program -

Opening speech
Dr. Yong-Joo Cho (President of KICT)
Congratulatory speech
Dr. J. H. Noh (Director General of Water Resources, MLTM, Korea)
Welcome speech  
Dr. Nobuyuki Tamai (Chairperson of ARRN)
Welcome speech
Dr. Kook Il Kim (President of KRA)

Lecture 1 Dr. Naoki Shirakawa (Tsukuba University, JAPAN)
Flow Regime Restoration in Japan - Past, Present and Future

Lecture 2 Dr. Dongya Sun (Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, CHINA)
Progress of River Restoration in China

Coffee break

Lecture 3 Dr. Marco Baumann (Canton Thurgau, SWITZLAND)
River Engineering and Management

Lecture 4 Dr. Hong Koo Yeo (Korea Institute of Construction Technology, KOREA) Master Plan for Four River Restoration Project in Korea

Concluding discussion

>>Leaflet(PDF 275KB)

Participation in the World City Water Forum (August 18-21, 2009, Incheon, Korea)


Presentation by JRRN secretariat

During the period of August 18 (Tue.) to 21 (Fri.), 2009, the “World City Water Forum 2009 (WCWF 2009)” was held at the Songdo Convensia in Inchon City, Korea. It brought together about 5,000 specialists involved in city water issues, who exchanged information on up-to-date technologies and experiences.

The JRRN Secretariat sent Ms. Numata (Planning division, Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration) to the forum to give his presentation, entitled “Trends for Urban River Restoration in Asia and Efforts toward Establishing an International Network”, at a technical session of “Restoration of Urban Stream Amenity”. During the forum, there were other sessions related to river environment on the theme of aquatic ecological restoration, regional revitalization through riverboat transportation, etc., in addition to urban river restoration, which introduced diverse case examples in Korea as well as other countries.

→ Website of "Warld City Water Forum 2009"

2nd ARRN Information & Technical Committee (August 17, 2009, Incheon, Korea)

Committee Meeting


On August 17 (Mon.), 2009, the Second ARRN Information Committee Meeting and the Second ARRN Technical Committee Meeting were held in Inchon City, Korea.

These committee meetings were held following the First ARRN Information and Technical Committee Meetings (September 2008/ Beijing City, China). In the Information Committee Meeting, discussions were held with regard to the ARRN mid-term action plan until the Sixth World Water Forum (March 2012), the organizational framework for network expansion, and future collaboration with the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR). In the Technical Committee Meeting, there were active exchanges of opinions mainly on how we should upgrade the “ARRN River Restoration Guidelines Ver. 1” issued in March 2009, after a presentation of the latest report on river environment in each country.

Based on the results of these discussions, the ARRN Secretariat will promote coordination with related organizations in Japan, China and Korea, and will determine the future activity policies of ARRN in the Fourth ARRN Governing council Meeting to be held in Seoul City, Korea at the end of September 2009.


Committee Members
Naoki SHIRAKAWA (Tsukuba Univ.), Kazumasa ITO (RFC, CTI), Hongkoo YEO (KICT as proxy for KRRN), Hongkyu AHN (KICT as proxy for KRRN)
Changwan KIM (KICT, Secretary General of KRRN), Kookil KIM (President of Korea River Association)
ARRN Secretariat
Sayumi NUMATA, Katsuhiro GOTO, Akira WADA

 →Agenda & Member list of Information Committee

 →Agenda & Member list of Technical Committee