Our Challenge & Focus

“Avoiding a real liquidity crunch, one that could impact billions of lives and cost trillions of dollars is one of our greatest challenges in the 21st century.”

Asia has limited water resources, yet water is the only resource we cannot survive without. We must create a new paradigm of ‘business unusual’ in Asia if we are to ensure the continent’s water security. Asian leaders, businesses, financiers, entrepreneurs & scientists have the opportunity to pave the way in making decisions today for water tomorrow.

Rise to the challenge and join us in “waterproofing” Asia.

WATER-NOMICS

Finding a national roadmap to more GDP on less water & less pollution by wedding economic planning to water resource management

WATER RISK VALUATION

Building consensus toward water risk valuation in credit/equity portfolios & financial decision-making to drive capital flow to responsible users

BUSINESS UNUSUAL

Regulating for a future with water will disrupt multiple sectors & global trade to forge an era of business unusual & circular economy

What We Do

“We cannot solve what we don’t understand”

CWR aims to catalyse a better understanding of the complex web of water risks to unlock innovations. We strive to be the “go-to” resource on water risks and collaborate with experts, research & scientific institutes as well as IGOs and NGOs to bring you the latest views on water & climate risks in the region.

In addition to proprietary research in our focus areas, we also co-publish policy briefs with government-related bodies in China and beyond. We engage extensively with the business and investment communities and reports we have written for financial institutions have been considered ground-breaking in the understanding of water risks across sectors we cover.

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Strategic Insights

Understand future business risks in a changing waterscape – physical, regulatory & reputational

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Risk Assessments

Get on top of systemic water risk exposure in your loan book or asset portfolios

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Investor Engagement

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The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

18 October, 2019
Managing rivers and balancing trade-offs can be difficult but with 'Basin Winner', an interactive board game, it becomes a lot more fun. The game's co-developer Zhiqiang Chen from Greencity shares more on pilots and next steps
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18 October, 2019
Water is a geopolitical risk. What is the real state of transboundary river cooperation? What are the best practices? Economist Intelligence Unit’s Matus Samel & Beth Warne introduce the Blue Peace Index (BPI) which explores these issues in 5 basins across 24 countries
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18 October, 2019
Every drop counts. Star Water's tech to clean and reuse stormwater keeps Sydney healthy plus saves water costs. Find out how from their CEO Christopher Rochfort in three case studies
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18 October, 2019
HK is the rainiest city in the Pacific Rim and with the threat of climate change, it's heading for a wetter future. The Drainage Services Department's senior engineer Patrick Chan shares the city's strategies to improve flood resilience
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18 October, 2019
With agriculture and power most at risk from drought, what should businesses do? Can individuals push them to action? We sat down with Juliane Vatter from WWF as she expands from their latest report
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18 October, 2019
Green is growing up with innovations for food, renewables, plastics and more on show but we think there are still gaps to be filled before "business unusual" really comes to life
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18 February, 2019
Agriculture emits as much greenhouse gas as electricity and this needs to change. China Water Risk's Woody Chan...
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17 October, 2017
Cooperation and conflict exist on a spectrum in transboundary river basins. Dr Selina Ho from Lee Kuan Yew...
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14 February, 2018
Water represents man’s most challenging and complex risk. Floods and droughts, pollution and water conflicts combine in conceivably disastrous ways with rapid urbanisation, a...
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30 August, 2019
30 August 2019 - China Water Risk guest authors new report for CLSA U®, “Thirsty and underwater: Rising risks in the Greater Bay Area”....
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China Water Risk, 2019
China Water Risk releases a new report titled Yangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth...
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