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


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Restoration of Hori River (Nagoya City, Aichi)

Photo by Susumu Domon, Jan. 2006

Source: RIVER FRONT vol.54

Regarding Hori River flowing north to south through the center of Nagoya City, there were industrial areas consisting of many factories and warehouses along the river and urban areas full of commercial facilities and residences built with their backs to Hori River. Additionally, the water quality was very deteriorated, which led to diminishment of the vibrant atmosphere. In this situation, a movement to regenerate Hori River, or the mother river of Nagoya, flourished and the river was listed as a “My Town, My River Improvement Project (A Waterfront Plan project)” river in June 1988. Since then, the Hori River restoration project has been conducted by the Nagoya City government and the local citizens.


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