December 12, 2014

Residents Work Together to Restore Coastal Pine Groves Damaged by Disasters

Residents Work Together to Restore Coastal Pine Groves Damaged by Disasters
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Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway



Arase Dam in Kumamoto Prefecture is the very first dam to be dismantled in Japan at the urging of local residents who have been suffering from the dam's impacts. What can we learn from these residents' efforts?

They did not give up even when the dam removal plan was put on ice, and in the end experts were employed to minimize environmental impacts during the decommissioning process.

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