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JWA is holding various events related to "Water Day" (August 1) and "Water Week"(August 1-August 7)

July 29, 2017

August 1 is designated as "Water Day" and a week starting on August 1 is designated as "Water Week" by the Japanese government. As the beginning of August is considered the hottest time of the year in Japan, the government set those to raise awareness as well as deepen understanding among the people of the importance of water in that water resources are finite and so precious, thus water resources development is important.

To promote and disseminate this concept, Japan Water Agency is holding the related events at its respective local sites, as follows:

At Urayama Dam

Location Outskirt of Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture (Kanto Region)
Time and Date August 6 from 10:00 to 16:00
Type of event Dam tour, including inspection gallery tour, as inspection gallery is very cool with the temperature staying at 15°C
Stocking with sweet fish (Ara River, downstream of Urayama Dam is famous for sweet fish fishing in summer)
Panel exhibition

Inspection gallery tour

Stocking with sweet fish

Hinachi Dam

Location Nabari City, Mie Prefecture (Chubu Region)
Time and Date August 6 from 9:00 to 13:00
Type of event Dam tour, including inspection gallery tour (inside:15°C)
Reservoir cruise by boat
Local specialty sale and introduction of environmental conservation activities

Kasumigaura Fureai Land

(This event is to be co-sponsored with Namegata City Development Organization and the location is run by this organization.)

Location Namegata City, facing Lake Kasumigaura, North East of Tokyo near the Pacific Ocean
Time and Date August 6 from 9:00 to 15:00
Type of event Observation of Lake Kasumigaura from the boat (Cruise: 6 times, Applicants are limited to 50 people on a first come first served basis )
Experiencing water quality inspection (Watch specimens with microscopes and learn how to check the quality)
Showcasing JWA activities on the panels (quizzes will be given.)
Foot play in the well water (Experiencing the lake water bathing in the past)
Playing with water
Photo shooting with a drone (on application)

Tonegawa Estuary Barrage

Location At Tone River’s Estuary Barrage (Tounosho Town, Chiba Prefecture)
Time and Date August 6 from 9:30 to 15:00
Type of event Operation office tour (Explanation of gate opening/closing operation and its functions, and operation of a monitoring camera) (6 times. Max. 16 applicants on a first come first served basis)
Patrolling boat experience (ditto)
Playing with water (Blowing bubbles, water pistol shooting, etc.)

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