A Study of Reservoir Management System in Japan - Focus on Hyogo Prefecture -

일본 농업용 저수지 관리 체계에 관한 연구 - 효고현을 중심으로 -

  • Park, Jin-Wook (Department of Landscape Architecture, Daegu Catholic University)
  • 박진욱 (대구가톨릭대학교 조경학과)
  • Received : 2021.02.14
  • Accepted : 2021.02.25
  • Published : 2021.02.28


The study aims to draw out implications regarding systematic reservoir management through analyzing the reservoir conservation activities and policies in Hyogo Prefecture which has the most agricultural reservoirs in Japan and similar agricultural form to that of Korea. The results are as follows. First, it turns out that consistency in policies and persistent drive are key to success. Since the late 1990s, the Hyogo Prefectural government has expanded the reservoir conservation policies, consistently trying to ellicit the multifunctionality of reservoir, and also has shown persistent drive toward the conservation policies through systematic process. Second, it is clear that the Prefectural government has shown a great degree of activeness. It established ordinances before acts were legislated by the central government. In addition, the Hyogo Prefectural government ran a supportive organization with its own funds. Third, the establishment of systematic enforcement system played a critical role. The efficiency in the policy enforcement derived from the dual conferences, Prefectural-level conference dealing with the related policies throughout the Prefecture, and local-level conference discussing policies based on regional characteristics.


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