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 Genbee River (Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture)

For Genbee River, citizens, companies and the government are working together on Genbee River Waterpark Project, by cleaning the environmental water and improving the recreational waterfront to recover the deteriorated waterfront environment. Citizens' groups clean the river periodically and release nymphs of fireflies into the river. As a result of these activities, a beautiful waterfront richly endowed with nature has been recovered.
Today, Genbee River is highly evaluated as a good case example in which a lost river has been recovered by citizens participating in urban development. It won the highest award of the "Civil Engineering Design Prize 2004, JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers)" and “the Handmade Hometown Award" (local improvement section), City Landscape Award, "the Beautiful Town Award" in 2005 and the gold prize of "the Excellent Tourist Spot Creation Award” in 2006. Also it was designated as one of the 100 famous Heisei waters, 100 hometowns for nurturing water, greenery and culture and 100 best canals in Japan.


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