Potentially, a great many stakeholders could be considered. In general, the following actor groups are distinguished:

  1. National government involved with policy making (ministries)
  2. Regional/local government involved with policy making (such as provinces, semi-autonomous regions, districts and municipalities).
  3. Government executing agencies (such as: water/irrigation boards, environmental protection agencies, coastal protection authorities, port authorities, tourism).
  4. Donors and donor organisations; financing agencies; public private partnership options.
  5. Non-government, study/analysis (knowledge)-related parties (universities, technical institutions, private companies, industries).
  6. Non-government, implementation-related parties (engineering firms, contractors, public private partnership options).
  7. Non-government action groups and local stakeholders (population, private companies, land owners, fisherman).