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 Izumi River of the Sakai River Basin (Yokohama City , Kanagawa)

Before Restoration Project

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Photo by Michiya Tannai, May 2008

Izumi River flowing north and south longitudinally in Seya and Izumi Wards of Yokohama City is positioned as an important river in Yokohama’s river environment improvement project called the “Community River Improvement project.”
In the first half of the ’90s, basic research related to animals and plants in watershed areas of Izumi River was conducted for preparation of river restoration and scenery and a land utilization program was launched while preserving biological resources.
Today, Izumi River attracts a great deal of attention from people engaged in river restoration work as a good case example of reproducing diversity of the river from the viewpoint of the waterfront ecological system and landscape and river utilization by citizens although it is an urban river. In 2005, this project won the highest design award of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers’ Design Prize.


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