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 Kita River (Fukui Prefecture)

In the area of Kita River running through Fukui Prefecture, great damage was caused over large areas by the season’s 19th typhoon in 1997. With this disaster as a trigger, Japan’s first special emergency project for countermeasures against serious river disasters was adopted and drastic river improvement work has been conducted since then.
To conduct this emergency project, the “Kita River Rehabilitation Exploratory Committee” consisting of experts, local representatives and organizations concerned was established and measures are being taken to secure the continuity of the riffles and pools and properly cut and conserve trees by generating a natural waterside.
In 1994, these efforts were designated as “a model project to promote the creation of a river up which fish can easily swim”. From the viewpoint of securing the vertical continuity of the river, a project to regenerate the habitat for aquatic life is being conducted by creating riffles and pools by utilizing the sediment movement by natural power rather than by artificially digging the riverbed.


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