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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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 Tafuse River, Ishii Flume (Saga Prefecture)

Ishii Flume was constructed to secure the household water supply in Saga castle town and the agricultural water supply in Saga Plain in the Edo Period approximately 400 years ago, when people frequently suffered from droughts and water supply stoppages.
Over a period of approximately 350 years from that time until 1960 when Kawakami head works were constructed upstream, it had been used as a water utilization facility. In 1963 it was damaged by a great flood.
Later, a historical waterfront improvement project was started in Ishii Flume area through collaboration between Saga Prefecture, Saga City, Yamato Town and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Today, activities are being conducted under the theme of "the water flow of the homeland toward tomorrow again" to hand the important river civil engineering technology on to future generations, learn the history of Saga's water and land development and create an local community base where people can enjoy Kase River waterfront environment with rich nature by conserving, regenerating and utilizing Ishii Flume, a valuable cultural heritage.


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