The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Machi-nami Ikuseikai

Development of technologies for the improvement of water quality and substratum of enclosed water bodies including lakes and marshes

Activity grant

Project Description

Project for the establishment and dissemination of technologies developed by this organization for the improvement of water quality and substratum which are potentially effective in enclosed water bodies such as lakes and marshes, for water flocculation and precipitation using natural materials and activated microorganisms. Conducts purification for water quality and substratum using above technologies and monitors subsequent changes in ponds in Kanamachi Park, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo.

Grant year
FY2007 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years
July 2007 - June 2009
Grant amount
2,700,000 yen
Activity region
Water purification activities in pond of Kanamachi Park, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo

Overview of the Organization

Chairman Miko Ikehata
Establishment purpose
Aims for urban renewal of watersides, establishment of natural environments and local communities rich in civic spirit, regional revitalization, disaster prevention and environmental amelioration.
Main activity regions
Tokyo, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Akita Prefecture, Nagano prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture
68 part-time staff members, 68 full members
Annual operating budget
15.8 million yen in 2005, 19 million yen in 2006, 21 million yen in 2007
WEB site
Main recent activities
River transportation projects in the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan area, implementation of ship transport disaster drills, creation of digital map of rivers in the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan area, projects for the improvement of water quality, etc. in public water areas, projects for support of single-parent households (employment measures, support for business establishment), etc.