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 Nishikawa and Edagawa channels (Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture)

Nishikawa Channel and its tributary Edagawa Channel take the water from Asahi River as the Asahi River joint canal, running southward through the center of Okayama City. They provide irrigation water for the paddy field spread in the south of the city. On either side of these canals, a water amenity park containing walkways, summerhouses, corridors over the waterway, etc. was constructed. It is popular among citizens as an esplanade.
In the Nishikawaryokudo, people enjoy the firefly canal created by dividing the water, a wind-up doll using a waterwheel, a cascade and a terrace over the water. In the Edagawaryokudo, a calm space is provided, where stones produced in Okayama Prefecture are positioned in a Japanese garden style.
Nishikawa Canal was designated as one of the best 100 canals in Japan.


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