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 Shimabara Spring and waterway (Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture)

Shimabara City, which is likened to a small Kyoto surrounded by rich nature of the sea and the mountains, was called "a lagoon city" from old times because water cultivated by the Unzen mountain chain sprang out in many places in the city. However, Shimabara was greatly damaged by the eruption of Mount Unzen-Fugen. Since then, the reconstruction of the city has been promoted by attaching weight to "water".
Urban development under the theme of "water" was started and pocket parks, public drinking fountains, ponds, objet d'art, etc. have been constructed. Today, efforts are made to secure good landscapes and pleasant and comfortable pedestrian traffic lines and form attractive urban centers to collect visitors by improving the facilities using springs seen in various locations in the city through the Shimabara City spring network improvement project.
Shimabara Spring won the "Handmade Homeland Award" and was selected as one of the 100 water hometowns and 100 famous waters.


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