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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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
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Restoration of Shibetsu River (Shibetsu, Hokkaido)

Shibetsu River


Shibetsu River has experienced constructions to straighten its winding stream to lower its underground water level, aiming at preventing flood and at better drainage of the basin, which was originally a peat district. Changes of the times have changed Shibetsu River’s requirements. With the local people’s voice asking for a better environment, Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau is working on a nature-restoring river development plan, aiming at restoring the nature-abundant original river conditions. In order to research the effect of straightened streams, the winding streams are partially restored as an experiment.

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