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Outline of FRICS

FRICS
  • Foundation of River & basin Integrated Communications
  • FRICS is a private nonprofit organization, but
  • Endowment was made by all 47 prefectures and 10 large cities of Japan, and
  • FRICS has been, is , and shall be a highly public body in charge of prevention and/or mitigation of water-related disasters.

Mission
The Foundation aims at:
  • Collecting, processing and disseminating information on rivers and basins, and thereby
  • Reducing flood damages and contributing to better and reasonable use of rivers.

The Foundation aims at:
  • Collecting, processing and disseminating information on rivers and basins, and thereby
  • Reducing flood damages and contributing to better and reasonable use of rivers.    

Scope of Work Stipulated in the Deed of Endowment
  • Collecting, processing and disseminating information on rivers, basins, and related fields;
  • Development of technology for the above purpose;
  • Exchange of information concerning rivers, basins, and related fields;
  • International cooperation in the above fields; and
  • Other activities necessary for achieving the mission of the Foundation.    

History
  • 1975 First Radar Rain gauge on Mt. Akagi (in the Tone River basin near Tokyo)
  • 1982 Disaster caused by torrential rain in Nagasaki (1000 km from Tokyo): Request to disclose information gathered by (then) Ministry of Construction
  • 1985 Establishment of the Foundation
  • 1986 Commencement of information provision through the "CAPTAIN" system: the first practical application of a "new" media
  • 1999 The 2nd system: Data rather than picture images were transmitted
  • 2002 Commencement of the "FRICS 2002" system: Based on the WWW system with special plug-ins installed into user's PC
  • 2006 Starting operation of the Integrated River Information System for Municipalities under the contract with the Government

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Organization
  • President
  • Board of Directors
  • 11 Divisions and 6 Sub-divisions
  • 9 Branch offices corresponding to Regional Development Bureaus of MLIT
  • 100 Persons (72 at HQ, 28 at Branches)

Access

NISSAY HANZOUMON BLDG, 1-3 KOJIMACHI CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 102-8474

TEL:+81-3-3299-8171  FAX:+81-3-3239-2434

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