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ARRN News mail, Issue 4

Dear Sir or Madam,

We, Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN), send you the "ARRN newsmail Issue 4".

The function of the secretariat of ARRN is currently carried out by the secretariat of JRRN, Japan River Restoration Network.
JRRN delivers the "JRRN News mail" written in Japanese twice a week to JRRN members (18 organization & 410 individual member as of Mar.10), which covers topics offered by ARRN/JRRN member and river restoration colleagues, and latest news on river restoration in Japan.

To introduce our activity of one of ARRN's national network, we send you the latest issue of "JRRN News mail, Issue 279 (March 8, 2010) " in English.

Sincerely yours,

Secretariat of ARRN/JRRN

JRRN News mail, Issue 279 (March 8, 2010)

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<1>Information from ARRN members and River Restoration colleagues
- 11th RRC River Restoration Conference 2010
- River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and Ecological Tools
  - 7th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration
- 13th International Riversymposium

<2>Information from JRRN Secretariat
- JRRN's Contest for waterside scenery 2010 with Japanese cherry blossoms
- JRRN Newsletter vol.33 (Mar.2010) released
- Report on JRRN 4th River Environment Seminar (23 Feb. 2010)

<3>Information from JRRN members (Event, Publication, Technology etc.)
  - Introduction of product for water purification
  - Engineering News-Record: "Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History"
- Event information from "Japan River Association"

<4>Latest news on River Restoration (for 4-day from Mar. 5 to 8)

<5>New publication & magazine about River Restoration in Japan

<6>Event information on River Restoration in Japan


<1>Information from ARRN members and River Restoration colleagues

1) 11th RRC River Restoration Conference 2010 (14-15 April, UK)

>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/en/news/related_event/1811.html

2) River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and Ecological Tools (7-11 June, France)

Five-day shortcource "River Restoration: Fluvial-Geomorphic and
Ecological Tools" will be held in June in Lyon and Provence, France.
10% discount is available for ARRN member. Please mention in your
registration that you are associated with the ARRN.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/en/news/related_event/1875.html

 3) 7th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration (September, Korea)

ARRN's "7th International Forum on Waterfront and Watershed Restoration"
will be held in Korea as the special session of "8th International
Symposium on Ecohydraulics 2010" in September 2010.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/en/arrn/letter/announcement/1874.html

4) 13th International Riversymposium (11-14 October, Australia)

>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/en/news/related_event/1815.html

<2>Information from JRRN Secretariat

1) JRRN's Contest for waterside scenery 2010 with Japanese cherry blossoms

>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/info/letter/docs/01-0137.pdf

2) JRRN Newsletter vol.33(Mar. 2010) released

Latest issue of JRRN newsletter was released on 1 Mar. 2010.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/info/letter/docs/Newsletter-vol33_201003.pdf

3) Report on JRRN 4th River Environment Seminar (23 Feb. 2010)

4th River Environment Seminar "Purpose of public involvement in
river restoration project, and connection between river environment,
flood control and disaster prevention" was held on 23 Feb. 2010.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/info/letter/eventreport/1909.html

<3>Information from JRRN members (events and publications in which JRRN
members are involved)

 1) Introduction of product for water purification

JRRN member introduced a product information on water purification.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/product/1919.html

 2) Engineering News-Record: "Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History"

JRRN member introduced an article of the Engineering News-Record on
large dam removal in US.
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/news/1917.html

3) Event information from "Japan River Association"

River and Culture Seminar organized by Japan River Association
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/event/1920.html
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/event/1901.html
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/event/1827.html

 *Other information from JRRN members: http://www.a-rr.net/jp/exchange/

<4>Latest news on River Restoration (for 4-day from Mar. 5 to 8)

[Waterfronts in general]

- Cormorant fishing symposium, appeal for river environmental degradation
   Mainichi Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://mainichi.jp/area/oita/news/20100308ddlk44040298000c.html

- Children think about environment while touching the river, fish capture experience
   Kyoto Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/article.php?mid=P20100308000040&genre=H1&area=K1D

- River Restoration by inhabitants, Asano River humane society established
   Chunich Shimbun - 2010.3.6
>> http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/ishikawa/20100307/CK2010030702000165.html

- Yodogawa River Basin self-governing body's 1st meeting, Prefectual governor Yamada "river administration new model"
   Mainichi Shimbun - 2010.3.6
>> http://mainichi.jp/area/kyoto/news/20100307ddlk26010312000c.html

- Environmental learning "Clean Ongagawa!", announcement of findings of creature and water quality
   Mainichi Shimbun - 2010.3.6
>> http://mainichi.jp/area/fukuoka/news/20100307ddlk40040245000c.html

- Research and PR of local river's now and bygone days, fourth grader elementary school students in Ise
   Chunich Shimbun - 2010.3.5
>> http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/mie/20100306/CK2010030602000012.html

- Almost spring weather, rape in full bloom at Water Eco Park
   Gifu Shimbun - 2010.3.5
>> http://www.gifu-np.co.jp/news/kennai/20100306/201003060845_10133.shtml

- Hiikawa basin conservation group establishment, discussion on validity of river improvement work
   The Yomiuri Shimbun - 2010.3.5
>> http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/e-japan/shimane/news/20100305-OYT8T01199.htm

- "Clean Ichikawa river!" cleaning volunteer fixation at Himedi
   Kobe Shimbun - 2010.3.5
>> http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/seiban/0002761847.shtml

[Urban Waterfront]

- Regain Yamato River for swimming! Cleaning activity to improve water quality by 8 city and town in basin
   Mainichi Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://mainichi.jp/area/osaka/news/20100308ddlk27040167000c.html

- Cherry tree Cruise by electric boat at Meguro river from 21th March
   Tokyo Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/tokyo/20100308/CK2010030802000056.html


- On step cut slope… Going up rate : only 58%
   The Yomiuri Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://hokkaido.yomiuri.co.jp/shiretoko/shiretoko_article/2010030801_article.htm

- Egeria densa extermination: Yahagi River at Toyota city by local fishermen's cooperative association and Toyota city
   Mainichi Shimbun - 2010.3.6
>> http://mainichi.jp/area/aichi/news/20100307ddlk23040141000c.html

- Foreign creature extermination at wand reader in Yodo River, operation result: 125t
   Osaka nichinichi Shimbun - 2010.3.8
>> http://www.nnn.co.jp/dainichi/news/100308/20100308021.html

[Water Circulation]

- Water plaza establishment by private and official cooperation at Kitakyuushuu city
   Data max - 2010.3.8
>> http://www.data-max.co.jp/2010/03/post_9091.html

- Water environmental symposium: Let's think about organization keeping versatile value alive
   Shikoku Shimbun - 2010.3.6
>> http://www.shikoku-np.co.jp/kagawa_news/locality/article.aspx?id=20100307000063

[Water Quality]

- Purification by bamboo charcoal at Murasaki River
   RKB Mainich Broadcasting - 2010.3.8
>> http://news.rkb.ne.jp/rkb_news/archives/014844.html

- 2nd middle evaluation about "Action plan for Tokyo Bay restoration"
   EIC net - 2010.3.5
>> http://www.eic.or.jp/news/?act=view&word=&category=&serial=22829

<5>New publication & magazine about river restoration

The following seven books are published recently. (all in Japanese)
- Water and Environment
- Water and Life
- Exploration of disappeared river "covered conduit" in Tokyo
- Rivers in Japan, Excellent scenery to remember
- Illustration of Japan's River
- Water environment and community improvement aiming sustainable development
- Environmental science of imminent water, From basin source to tidal wetland
>> http://www.a-rr.net/jp/news/books/

<6>Event information on River Restoration in Japan

- Event Info : http://www.a-rr.net/jp/event/


We are accepting any requests from JRRN members at any time.
A variety of information concerning the river restoration is posted on the website of JRRN. http://www.a-rr.net/jp/

- Latest News : http://www.a-rr.net/jp/news/
- Project Info: http://www.a-rr.net/jp/waterside/
- References : http://www.a-rr.net/jp/book/

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