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.

Go to ARRN website

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 Ara River (Tokyo)

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Before restoration After restoration

Urbanization of Ara River basin gradually damaged its natural environment. Most areas of the plain with relatively conserved nature were riverbeds. Ara River biotope, 57 km away from the river mouth, is the midstream of the Ara River main stream. Hawks and foxes disappeared as the environment became worse. Given the situation, the wheat fields and meadows in the flat riverbeds have been improved to secure a large-scaled nature, good as the natural habitat, in combination with the neighboring Kitamoto nature watching park. Along the downstream, as a part of waterfront space development, banks are being developed in cooperation with the re-development projects.

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In this page, major river and waterfront restoration projects and photographs in Japan are introduced.