Flood risk management requires cooperation and coordination.
A common misconception is that allflood risk management lies with the central government. In fact, it requires active commitment of many publicentities, individuals, businesses and others. Even best-practice integrated flood risk management can beundermined by individual interests. Coordination is essential in order to achieve cost-effective protection. In thepast, many flood protection schemes were delayed or blocked by special interest groups. Ways need to befound to include all stakeholders in finding solutions.