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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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


< 2011.8:NEWS and EVENTS Monthly Archive >

8th JRRN Mini-Seminar on Development of fishways in Korea and Japan (Aug 31, 2011: Tokyo)

Prof. Jin Hong Kim

Mr. Goshi Ogawa

- Lecturer 1: Prof. Jin Hong Kim (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
- Lecturer 2: Mr. Goshi Ogawa (Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration, Japan)

The 8th JRRN River Environment Mini Lecture was held on August 31, 2011.

First, Prof. Kim gave a lecture on a national survey of the actual conditions of fishways, which has now been conducted in Korea, and efforts to build a database. Next, Researcher Ogawa explained about the history of fishway development in Japan, the types of fishways, the state of installation in the country, and case examples of their improvement, showing various photos. During the question and answer session after lectures, a lively opinion exchange was held among 8 members of a fishway observation team from Korea, including Prof. Kim, Instructor Ogawa, and JRRN members.

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

Technical exchange with River Associated mission 2011, Taiwan (Aug. 26, 2011: Tokyo)

Opening by JRRN secretary General

ceremonial photo

On August 26, 2011, an inspection delegation in partnership approach of river restoration (about 20 members) came to Japan from Taiwan, and had an exchange with JRRN. Delegation members consisted of community action groups involved in urban river restoration and community development in Taiwan, nationwide citizen’s networks, private enterprises, academic institutes, government officials, public interest corporations, etc.