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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Restoration of Bachi River (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

Bachi River runs through the center of Kurosaki, flowing into Dokai Bay. In the past, people enjoyed fishing for crucian carps and children gathered and played at the waterfront. With the great flood damage in 1953 as a trigger, river improvement work to cast concrete in the three faces was conducted and the river became a drainage canal and was ignored by local residents.
Later, a river restoration project was started in 1995 and a research group was established to make best use of citizens' opinions. As a result of discussions with various parties concerned with the future of the river, the "Bachi River Renaissance Plan, Basic Concept" was drawn up.
Today, fireflies have returned to Bachi River and from 2006 on "Bachi River firefly festival" has been held. Bachi River won the "Handmade Hometown Award" in 2004.


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