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Outline of JWA

Incorporated Administrative Agency

Water resources Development Public Corporation (WARDEC) was transformed into Incorporated Administrative Agency Japan Water Agency (JWA) in October 2003. An incorporated administrative agency is the organization that is established and given objectives and missions by the national government to carry out "administrative tasks and projects, which implementation should ensure public benefits such as stable public life and social and economic activities".

Activities of JWA

As JWA is designated for water resources development of seven river systems ( Tone, Ara, Toyo, kiso, Yodo, Yoshino and Chikugo river systems) based on the Basic Plan for Water Resources Development (Full Plan), it is engaged in the construction of dams, canals, estuary barrages, and facilities for lake and marsh development. (Projects for increasing water supply are limited to those ongoing at the time of transition from WARDEC to JWA.) In addition, JWA is operating, managing and reconstructing completed facilities. JWA activities range widely from securing water supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural use to controlling floods, and maintaining and improving normal functions of the river water (e.g. securing vested water and conserving the river environment). The matters related to personnel and financial accounting of JWA are placed under the supervision of the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. The Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism are held responsible for project implementation according to the objective of the projects.

Activities of JWA