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 December, 2018
Alarm bells are ringing for climate change but we are still wedded to the ‘norm’ and on track to miss even the 2°C target. With time running out and serious implications for Asia's water resources, China Water Risk's Debra Tan calls for more flashes of brilliance
#opinions
18 December, 2018
To win its War on Pollution, China is also turning to technology to engage the public. CWR's Dawn McGregor & Yuanchao Xu share three such technologies & their success so far
#analysis
18 December, 2018
We are already addicted to the internet, YouTube, Netflix, apps and still forecasts show major growth. China Water Risk's Woody Chan unwraps the darkside of our runaway data use
#analysis
18 December, 2018
If fashion were a country it would have the fourth highest carbon emissions behind the US, China, & India. China Water Risk's Dawn McGregor & Debra Tan question why the industry is not under the spotlight like coal and call for faster disruptions
#opinions
18 December, 2018
Tea is the second most drunk beverage after coffee but what does it mean for water, for carbon? Does the type of tea matter? Plus, see what consumers can do to reduce impact
#analysis
18 December, 2018
CWR intern Alex Whitebrook shares key takeaways from his recent trips for the World Youth Parliament for Water. See what's on their minds
#analysis

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18 September, 2018
18th September, 2018 - China Water Risk releases new report titled, “No Water, No Growth – Does Asia have enough water...
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China Water Risk releases a new report titled No Water No Growth – Does Asia Have Enough Water To Develop?...
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