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 Shonai River (Aichi Prefecture)

At the mouth of Shonai River and Shin River, Fujimae mud flats spread, which is well known for visiting natatorial birds. Downstream of Shonai River, sand deposition is accelerated on the riverside, causing a floristic variation from reeds to miscanthus sacchariflorus and willow tree communities in the riverbed. At the same time, poor waterfront vegetation caused by decreasing flood frequency has become a problem in the areas used for agriculture and as a playground.
Under the circumstances, a project is being conducted to regenerate the waterfront vegetation such as the reed beds by excavating the riverbed to reduce the waterfront gradient and recover the frequency of floods in the riverbed following the heavy rain in Tokai in 2000.


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