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.

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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


< 2008.11:NEWS and EVENTS Monthly Archive >

3rd ARRN Governing Council (November 4, 2008, Beijing)



On Nov. 4, 2008 (Tue), the 3rd ARRN Governing Council Meeting was held at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), the CRRN secretariat in Beijing.
At the beginning of the meeting, the current chairperson, Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai (a professor of Kanazawa Gakuin University, a professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, president of IAHR) was reappointed as the incoming chairperson at the expiration of the his term of office (two years) under the agreement of Japan, China, and Korea. The activities of this year were then reported and discussed and opinions were exchanged in terms of ARRN charter, policy for activities next year, the place to hold the international forum next year, and how to establish the river restoration guideline.
As a result of this meeting, it was decided to hold the 2009 ARRN international forum in Korea in summer 2009 and distribute an interim report of the reference guideline developed by ARRN at the 5th World Water Forum (to be held in March 2009 in Turkey.)

Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai (ARRN Chair, )
(CRRN: China River Restoration Network)
Dr. Dongya Sun(IWHR), Dr. Wengen Liao (IWHR), Dr. Kewang Tang(IWHR)
(KRRN: Korea River Restoration Network)
Dr. Chang Wan Kim (KICT), Dr. Hong Koo Yeo (KICT)
(JRRN: Japan River Restoration Network)
Dr. Junzo Sago (RFC), Dr. Kazumasa Ito (RFC)
(ARRN Secretariat)
Mr. Masafumi ITO, Mr. Akira WADA, Mr. Michiya TANNAI
Dr. Xiaogang Wang (IWHR), Dr. Zheren Dong(IWHR), Dr. Peng Jing (IWHR)

Assisting Taiwanese government staff with inspection tours (November 25-26, 2008, Tokyo, JAPAN)

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JRRN secretariat was asked by JRRN members to assist the Taiwanese government staff with the inspections of case studies of improved water environments (water treatment and water reuse) in Japan. The JRRN Secretariat supported preparatory coordination with inspection sites and two-day site visits.
They visited the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, Kogasaki Purification Facilities (for the rock bed-contact purification of the Sakagawa River), and Tokyo Metropolitan Ochiai Water Reclamation Center. The inspections were meaningful thanks to briefing by facility staff and an exchange of opinions.

ARRN's 5th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration (4 November 2008)


Guest speakers

Date/Time: November 4th 2008 8:45 – 12:00
Venue: Tsinghau University Beijing, China
Organizer: Asian River Restoration Network(ARRN), China River Restoration Network(CRRN)

Facilitator: Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai (Chair person of ARRN)

Opening Address: Wang Xiaogang (IWHR) 

Lecture 1: Dr. Chang Wan Kim(Research Fellow, River & Coast Research Division, Korea Institute of Construction Technology)
Correlation between Biotic Factors and Abiotic Factors - Focused on the Case Streams in Gyeonggi District, Korea

Lecture 2: Prof. Yuji Toda(Nagoya University)
Development of Eco-compatible River Basin Management toward Nature Restoration - Case of Ise Bay River Basin -

Coffee Break

Lecture 3:  Prof. Dong Zheren (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research)
Theories and practices of river restoration

Lecture 4: Prof. Wang Zhaoyin (State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University)
River training and restoration

Lecture 5: Prof. Chang Jianbo (Institute of Hydroecology, Ministry of Water Resources and Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Ecological Requirements in Operation of the Three Gorges Project

Closing Address: Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai (Chair person of ARRN, Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo)