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


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Technical exchange with Future Resources Institute, Korea (July 6, 2010: Tokyo)



On July 6 (Tue.), 2010, a researcher belonging to the Future Resource Institute, a Korean private think tank specialized in water-resource policies, came to Japan, and had an exchange of views on efforts for river restoration and extreme weather conditions with the JRRN Secretariat. The Future Resource Institute was a private organization established as a think tank conducting research on climate change adaptation measures and resource management policies, including water resources, integrated watershed management, environment control, etc. The purpose of his visit to Japan was to collect information and exchange views on environmental measures related to river and water, management methods, and response to climate change, and he visited several related organizations in Japan.

5th JRRN Mini-Seminar on River Environment: A partnership approach to catchment wide river restoration - the Mersey Basin Campaign experience, U.K. (Mar.11, 2010: Tokyo)


- Mr. Walter Menzies (Chief Executive, Mersey Basin Campaign, U.K)
- Date : March 11, 2010
- Venue : Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration, JAPAN
- Subject : A partnership approach to catchment wide river restoration: the Mersey Basin Campaign experience, U.K.

"The 5th JRRN River Environment Mini Lecture” was held on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

The lecture started with historical descriptions of the industrial revolution in Liverpool, Britain where the Mersey runs, to its decline. He described the water deterioration of the Mersey around the 1980s, using pictures from those days. Then, he discussed the Mersey Basin Campaign with three central pillars: economics, society, and restoration of natural environment. He explained its objectives, concept, and strategies in detail, as well as specific activities over the past 25 years and key factors for the success of the campaign.

In a one-hour exchange of opinions after the lecture, the lecturer and participants actively exchanged opinions about the organizational structure and funds for the campaign, future development after the completion of activities, cooperation with citizens and enterprises, and specific examples of various large and small activities.

>>Record of a lecture (Language: Japanese only)