The “Flood Risk Management and Urban Resilience Workshop,” held on May 2-3, 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, brought together over 50 policy makers from national and local levels from seven East Asian countries (Indonesia, Laos PDR, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, China and the Republic of Korea), as well as experts, donors and partner organizations. The workshop was held to increase technical knowledge, share good practice from around the region, and foster a community of committed leaders dealing with flood risks.