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


< 2011.11:NEWS and EVENTS Monthly Archive >

JRRN/ARRN’s Field Technical Exchange at Kurome River (Nov. 12, 2011: Saitama)

Opening Speech

Technical exchange
Exchange with local group

Foreign lecturers attended the ARRN International Forum 2011, and relevant personnel of ARRN visited the Kurome River in Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture. They participated in an exchange event held by the Asaka Land Development Office in Saitama Prefecture which is responsible for river management, and the “Kurome River Working Group” which promotes river environment improvement in the Kurome River. Through this event, participants were able to observe actual river development balancing flood control and environmental preservation, and to learn about specific efforts for collaboration between citizens and administration. They also had a lively exchange of views mainly on topics like river restoration technology and consensus building.

The 8th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration was held in Tokyo JAPAN. (November 11, 2011)

Opening speech by Dr. Koutarou Takemura

Guest speakers

"The 8th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration" was successfully held in Tokyo JAPAN on 11th Nov. 2011.

Date/Time: 11 November 2011 (Friday)  13:00 – 16:15
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Yayoi Auditorium (Tokyo, JAPAN)
Organizer: Asian River Restoration Network / Japan River Restoration Network
Japan River Association, Ecology and Civil Engineering Society (ECES), Foundation of River and Watershed Environment Management, Japan Water Forum, Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration, CTI Engineering Co, LTD, China River Restoration Network (CRRN), China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Korea River Restoration Network (KRRN), Korea River Association (KRA), Korea Institute of Construction Technology(KICT), European Centre for River Restoration(ECRR), River Restoration Centre (RRC)


13:00-13:05 Opening address (Dr. Koutarou Takemura)

13:05-13:15 Introduction of “ARRN RR guideline ver.2”

Lecture1 Mr. Alastair Mcharg (National Water Commission, AUSTRALIA)
The response to the 2011 Brisbane River Floods & a national picture of river and wetland assessment, management and restoration in Australia

Lecture2 Prof. Shaohua Marko Hsu (Feng Chia Univ., TAIWAN)
Current river restoration in Taiwan on some urban cases

Lecture3 Prof. Suk Hwan Jang (Daejin University, KOREA)
Development of technology for waterfront creation and case study of continuous block system

Break: 14:30-14:40

Lecture4 Prof. Aizhong Ding (Beijing Normal University, CHINA)
Feng River Restoration - from Land to Water

Lecture5 Prof. Yukihiro Shimatani (Kyushu Univ., JAPAN)
River basin flood control and restoration as innovations from Hii River

Discussion by all lecturers (Chair: Prof. Nobuyuki TAMAI)

16:15 Closing address (Prof. Nobuyuki TAMAI)

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