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 Sanban Shallows (Funabashi, Ichikawa, Urayasu and Narashino Cities of Chiba Prefecture)

Concerning Sanban Shallows spreading off the coast of Funabashi and Ichikawa Cities of Chiba Prefecture in the inner part of Tokyo Bay, problems such as a decrease of the brackish environment, a decrease of the marine area and an increase of the shallow sea area by lowering of the ground elevation occurred because the connection between Sanban Shallows and the rivers flowing in was weakened as a result of the postwar large-scaled land reclamation and the urbanization of the backland.
For this reason, Sanban Shallows restoration plan meeting (round-table conference) was established and many residents participated in it to regenerate the nature of Sanban Shallows. Efforts are being made to restore the tidal flats that once existed, secure the biotic diversity, provide rich and stable fishing grounds with an advanced water purification function to nurture tapes philippinarum, flounder, sea weeds, etc. and create a stopping point for aquatic birds and waterfront spaces where people can commune with nature.


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