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 Dokai Bay (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

In Dokai Bay, located in the northwest part of Kitakyushu City, harmful substances discharged by concentrated heavy chemical factories accumulated. It was once called "a dead sea".
However, as a result of dredging of Dokai Bay through citizens' movements by women's associations and activities by Kitakyushu district labor unions, it has been regenerated as a treasure trove of fishery products. Although there are still some heavy chemical factories in the coastal area, the water quality has been dramatically improved and it is planned to construct Dokai Bio Park and Dohoku and Okudoukai green spaces. In this way, an environment where many wild birds and animals and plants can live is being regenerated.

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