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 Fushimi and Takahashi River (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)

In Fushimi and Takahashi Rivers running in the southern part of Kanazawa City, a serious problem of water quality deterioration was caused by the rapid urbanization of the surrounding areas. The water quality was such that the BOD exceeded 10 mg/l but it was improved to approximately 3 mg/l by the construction of a sewage system that started in 1976.
Today, the ascent of salmon is seen and the former clear stream has been revived. The "river festival" is held by the local people and the river space has become a place for recreation and relaxation for citizens.
Fushimi and Takahashi Rivers were recognized as rivers in which the water environment was conserved and recovered by the sewage system and designated as one the "100 revived waters."


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