In the past few years heavy floods occured in different regions in Italy. In addition, the main challenges of the country on water management are flood defence and coastal protection.

Different Dutch-based firms are involved in water projects in Italy for example in the coastal protection project of the city of Venice. In the past few years different events were organised for the Italian and Dutch water sector to exchange knowledges en experieces on water management. Also the collaboration between both countries is stimulated by these events.