Han River Basin Environmental Office was established to manage the water quality of the Han River Watershed, in accordance with the Presidential Decree No.17959 (The Ministry of Environment and its subsidiary organizations) and the Ministry of Environment Ordinance No.142 (The Ministry of Environment and Its subsidiary organizations enforcement regulations). It tasks were integrated with the operations of Gyeongin Regional Environmental Office on January 4 2005 and reorganized and expanded to control the environment-related issues of the Metropolitan areas, in addition to its existing role to manage the water quality of Han river Watershed.

Han River Basin Environmental Office has promoted a variety of measures to improve water quality in Han River watershed such as reduction of pollutants, imposition and collection of water use charge, land purchase in Riparian Buffer zones and supports for the local residents in restricted areas. In addition, the office pursues economic development in the region in harmony with environmental protection through environmental impact assessment, as well as handles various environmental issues including waste management, management of hazardous chemicals and protection and management of wildlife animals and plants.

History of the Organization

February 1992
Promulgation of the Act on Water Quality Management of Han River Watershed and the Support for the Local Residents. (August 9th, 1999)
August 1999
Establishment of Han River Watershed Management Office
Mandated with improving the water quality of the Han River watershed and supporting local communities
(Total staff: 61 Employees, in 1 Bureau, 6 Divisions, and 1 Patrol Squad)
※ Announcement of 「Act on the Improvement of Water Quality and Support for Residents of the Riverhead of the Han River System」(February 8th, 1999)
August 2002
Renamed "Han River Basin Environmental Office"
(Total staff: Increased from 61 employees to 71 employees. Staff increase in the area of basin management and environmental monitoring)
January 2005
Expansion and Reorganization of Han River Basin Environmental Office
Integration of tasks performed by the Gyeongin Regional Environmental Office, such as waste management and environmental impact assessment.
Establishment of Environmental Management Bureau and Gyeongin Branch
[Total staff: Increased from 73 employees to 131 employees (57 transferred from Gyeongin Regional Environmental Office), in 2 Bureaus, 9 Divisions, 1 Patrol Squad, and 1 Branch]
February 2006
Organizational and Employee Expansion of the Han River Basin Environment Office triggered by a reshuffle in the Ministry of Environment
Establishment of Chemicals Management Division - Name Change (Patrol Squad → Environmental Monitoring Corps) and Upgrading of Corps Chief position (4.5 grade → 4 grade). (Staff increased from 131 employees to 142 employees, in 2 Bureaus, 10 Divisions, 1 Monitoring Corps, and 1 Branch).
January 2005
Organizational and Staff Expansion caused by the reshuffle of the Ministry of Environment.
Establishment of the Total Pollution Load Management Division.
In accordance with Article 229 of Ministry of Environment Order No.229 [Amendment of Regulations on Organization Reshuffle of the Ministry of Environment and its Affiliates (07.3.13)], the Office is performing the work related to total pollution load management.
Total employees:142 → 147 , 2 Bureaus, 11 Divisions, 1 Monitoring Corps, 1 Branch
February 2009
Organization Reshuffle (Abolishment of the Gyeongin Environmental Branch Office)
total staff 147 → 144, 2 Bureaus, 11 Divisions, 2 Patrol Squad

Areas Covered

Areas covered by Han River Basin Environmental Office

  • Areas Covered : Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do(The entire area), Chungcheongbuk-do(Chungju-siㆍJecheon-siㆍGoesan-gunㆍEumseong-gunㆍDanyang-gun)
  • Areas Supported by Han River Watershed Management Fund: 36 regions excluding Cheorwon-gun

Region si·gun·gu eup·myeon / dong·ri
Seoul Gangdong-gu, Songpa-gu, Gwangjin-gu
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area of Dongbu-dong, Yeoksam-dong, Yurim-dong, and Jungang-dong.
  • The entire area of Mohyeon-myeon, Baegam-myeon, Yangji-myeon, and Pogok-myeon.
  • Guseong-myeon(partially) (Cheongdeok-1, 2ri, Eonnam-1, 2, 3, 4ri, Mabuk-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9ri,Bojeong-1, 2, 3, 4, 5ri)
  • Suji-eup(partially) (Excluding Sanghyeon-1, 2, 3, 4ri)
  • Wonsam-myeon(partially) (Gajaewol-ri, Duchang-1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7ri, Mapyeong-1, 2ri, Saam-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7ri, and Jwahang-1, 2ri)
  • The entire area
  • Iljuk-myeon(The entire area)
  • Samjuk-myeon(partially) (Naejang-ri, Deoksan-3ri, Baetae-ri, Yongwol-ri and Yulgok-ri)
  • Juksan-myeon(partially) (Excluding Dangmok-ri, Chiljang-ri and Dugyo-ri)
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • Naechon-myeon(The entire area)
  • Sohol-eup(partially) (Murim-1, 2ri, Igok-1, 2ri, Jikdong-1, 2, 3ri)
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
※Regions supported by the Fund are 14cities excluding Cheorwon-gun.
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • Wangsan-myeon(partially) (Godan-ri, Daegi-ri and Songhyeon-ri)
  • Sajo-dong, Hwajeon-1, 2dong
  • Hajang-myeon
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • Wonnam-myeon(partially) (Gaeya-ri, Jupa-ri, Jukdae-ri)
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • Ganseong-eup(Heul-1, 3ri)
  • Sanseong-dong
  • The entire area
  • The entire area
  • Miwon-myeon the entire area
  • Nangseong-myeon(partially) (Galsan-ri, Gwanjeong-1, 2ri, Gwirae-ri, Museong-1, 2ri, Munbak-ri, Samsan-1, 2ri, Imok-1, 2ri, Ingyeong-ri, Jisan-1, 2, 3ri, Hyeonam-ri and Hojeong-1, 2ri)
  • Naebuk-myeon(partially) (Daean-ri, Dowon-ri, Dongsan-ri, Beopju-ri, Bonghwang-ri, Seongam-ri, Seongti-ri, Yeomdun-ri, Jeogeum-ri, Chang-ri and Hwajeon-1, 2ri)
  • Naesongni-myeon(partially) (Galmok-ri, Baekhyeon-ri, Bugam-1, 2ri, Sanae-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6ri, Sangpan-ri, Jungpan-ri and Hapan-ri)
  • Sanoe-myeon(partially) (Excluding Bonggye-1, 2ri, Asi-ri, Guti-ri and Munam-ri)
  • Goesan-eup, Gammul-myeon, Mungwang-myeon, Buljeong-myeon, Sosu-myeon, Yeonpung-myeon, Jangyeon-myeon, Cheongcheon-myeon, Chilseong-myeon the entire area
  • Sari-myeon(partially) (Suam-1, 2, 3ri, Igok-1, 2, 3, 4ri and Hwasan-1, 2, 3, 4, 5ri)
  • Cheongan-myeon(partially) (Mundang-1, 2ri, Baekbong-1, 2, 3ri, Buheung-1, 2, 3, 4, 5ri, Ungok-ri and Jangam-1, 2, 3, 4ri)
  • Gamgok-myeon, Saenggeuk-myeon, Soi-myeon the entire area
  • Eumseong-eup(partially) (Gamu-ri, Sajeong-1, 2ri, Seogin-1, 2ri, Soyeo-1, 2ri, Sincheon-1, 2, 3, 4, 5ri, Yongsan-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6ri, Eumnae-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8ri, Pyeonggok-1, 2, 3, 4, 5ri and Hanbeol-1, 2ri)
  • Geumwang-eup(partially) (Gakhoe-1, 2ri, Gugye-1, 2ri, Geumseok-1, 2ri, Naegok-ri, Naesong-1ri, Mugeuk-1, 2, 3, 4ri, Baegya-1, 2ri, Ssangbong-2ri, Yungnyeong-1, 2ri, Jeongsaeng-1, 2ri and Hosan-1, 2ri)
  • Samseong-myeon(partially) (Neungsan-1, 2ri, Daejeong-1, 2ri and Yongdae-1, 2ri)
  • Wonnam-myeon(partially) (Guan-ri, Sangno-ri, Sangdang-2ri, Hano-1, 2, 3ri, Hadang-1, 2ri and Daeya-ri)
  • The entire area

Organizations and Telephone Number

  • General Affairs Division - TEL +82-31-790-2420
  • Environmental Management Division - TEL +82-31-790-2805
  • Natural Environment Division - TEL +82-31-790-2846
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Division - TEL +82-31-790-2828
  • Chemicals Management Division - TEL +82-31-790-2897
  • Monitoring and Analysis Division - TEL 031-790-2860
  • Watered Planning Division - TEL +82-31-790-2860
  • Finance and Planning Division - TEL +82-31-790-2486
  • Water Source Management Division - TEL +82-31-790-2458
  • Total Maximum Daily Load Management Division - TEL +82-31-790-2582
  • Regional Cooperation Division - TEL +82-31-790-2468
  • Environmental Inspection and Investigation Team - TEL +82-31-790-2500


  • Han River Watershed Management Office Map

By Car

  • Olympic Road (South to Han River)→Mi Sa Ri →Mi Sa Ri Soccer Field→Turn Right on Mi Sa Dong Crossroad(Toward Pungsan-dong)
  • Jungbu Expressway (Guri-Pangyo)→Hanam IC→Sangil IC→Kangil IC(Toward Mi Sa Ri)→Mi Sa Ri Soccer Field→Turn Right on Mi Sa Dong Crossroad(Toward Pungsan-dong) Gangil IC ▶ 4km ▶ Han River Basin Environmental Office ◀ 4km ◀ Paldang Bridge

By Public Transportation

  • Take No.16 Bus (Myeongjin Passenger Transportation) at Jamsil Station (Exit 7)ㆍCheonho Station(Exit 3)ㆍMyeongil Station(Exit 1), and get off at Han River Basin Environmental Office (Former: Mi SaDong Bus Stop).
  • Take No. 3 or N. 3-1 (Local shuttle bus) at Sinjang Crossroad in Hanam City, and get off at Han River Basin Environmental Office

Last modified : 2013-10-19 22:04

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