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


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Restoration of Kuratsuki Channel (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)

Kuratsuki Channel is a waterway 1,500 m in total length running from the center of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture to the northwest area. In ancient times, it was used for irrigation and fire prevention for the castle and as the motive energy of the waterwheel to squeeze canola oil. Even today the rural area extending from the center of Kanazawa City to the northwest part is irrigated by this canal. In the urban area, it is used as water for fire prevention and for agriculture downstream.
In 1993, the channel was partially opened and a pocket park was constructed in the neighborhood of Kakinokibatake and in 1999 it was opened in the district between Korinbo and Takaoka Town. This helped to create a pleasant and lively atmosphere in the central urban area. Kuratsuki Channel was designated as one of the 100 best canals in Japan.


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