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 Yanta River (Shirakawa City, Fukushima Prefecture)

Yanta River is a class A river flowing from the mountainous area of Saigo Village of Fukushima Prefecture and joining Abukuma River. It runs east and west through the south part of Shirakawa City.
Since it was designated as a target river of the homeland river restoration project, efforts have been made for the river restoration for water control and environmental improvement around the river from the viewpoint of urban development.
Yanta River was largely damaged by concentrated heavy rain in August 1998. After that a "special emergency project against serious river disasters" was carried out. As a result of the promotion of a river restoration project called "the homeland river restoration project" under the theme of "The Yanta River, a clean stream with history and atmosphere", the local community has been vitalized and the natural environment conserved.


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