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


< 2007.12:NEWS and EVENTS Monthly Archive >

Exchange on signing on rivers and means to inform the public with Korean delegates (December 17, 2007, Tokyo, JAPAN)


On December 17, 2007, experts from Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT) and Korean Federation of Water Groups visited Japan and made discussions with ARRN Secretariat on use of signing on rivers and means to inform the public. The Secretariat also introduced ARRN activities.

1st Asia/Pacific Water Summit, Open Session (December. 4, 2007, Beppu JAPAN)


The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit was held on December 3-4, 2007 in Beppu, Oita.
Symposium on River Environment and Water Resources was held on December 2, attended by Mr. Sukhyun Kim, Director of River Planning Division, Ministry of Construction & Transportation, Korea, as a panelist. Mr. Sukhyun was also acted as the lecturer for the ARRN 4th International Forum. On December 4, the session “Water for Development and Ecosystems: Experiences in Japan and their Applicability to the Asia-Pacific Region” was held, and the ARRN Secretariat personnel attended as a co-sponsor. Then, Dr. Kim Chang-Wan from Korea Institute of Construction Technology who also acts as the KRRN Secretariat gave a lecture, in which examples of river restoration in Korea was presented and activities of ARRN were introduced.

Exchange on river restoration experience with concerned personnel from Dongducheon City, Korea (November 29, 2007, Tokyo, JAPAN)


On November 29, 2007, delegates from Dongducheon City, Korea arrived to visit river restoration sites in Japan. In the discussion on river restoration, ARRN/JRRN Secretariat introduced actions taken to improve river environment in Japan and described outline of ARRN activities, and the delegates explained needs of river restoration at the municipal level in Korea.

2nd ARRN Governing Council Meeting was held. (1 December 2007)

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The 2nd ARRN Governing Council meeting was held on December 1, 2007 in Tokyo. Members were first briefed on the Annual Report 2007 that documented activities for 1 year since the establishment of ARRN. In the discussion conducted in the latter half of the meeting, members reviewed and exchanged opinions on issues including the organizational structure, future activities for the coming year, and the secretariat for the next term.

Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai (Japan, Chair), Dr. Xiaogang Wang (China), Dr. Wengen Liao (China), Dr. Kookil Kim (Korea), Mr. Sukhyun Kim (Korea), Dr. Changwan Kim (Korea), Dr. Takashi Sunakawa (Japan), Dr. Junzo Sago (Japan), Dr. Kazumasa Ito (Japan), Mr. Martin Janes (UK, Observer), Mr. Surapol Pattanee (Thailand, Observer) and ARRN Secretariat

>>Agenda (PDF 100KB)