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

19 August, 2019
Damaging typhoons, life & business disrupting water outages and threatening sea level rise... China Water Risk review's 8 water threats too great to miss in Asia from just the past 3 years
#analysis
19 August, 2019
China Water Risk's Woody Chan & Debra Tan look beyond current tensions and see very real threats to Hong Kong's future from climate change. Get ready for a hot, thirsty, sweaty & wet future
#analysis
19 August, 2019
The hidden risks of groundwater are clear in India as it is key for the country’s food security and already is largely over extracted. What can India do? Dr Aditi Mukherji from the ICIMOD, shares ways forward
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19 August, 2019
With China and Europe joining forces to tackle groundwater over-exploitation, China Water Risk's Yuanchao Xu was on hand to bring us the latest policy and tech ideas from the Jinan forum
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19 August, 2019
Gondwana, an optimisation tool equipped with evolutionary algorithms, adds a nervous system to make drinking water networks 'smart'. See how from Ina Vertommen, Dr Karen van Laarhoven, Dr Mirjam Blokker & Dr Peter van Thienen from KWR
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19 August, 2019
Megan McLeod from the Alliance for Water Stewardship explores how the Renmark Irrigation Trust benefits the Murray-Darling Basin by providing environmental watering, enhancing biodiversity and promoting tourism
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We Recommend

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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11 April, 2019
11th April 2019 - CWR, Manulife Asset Management and Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) co-author a brief on imminent threats to asset owners’ portfolios...
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China Water Risk, 2019
China Water Risk releases a new report titled Are Asia’s Pension Funds Ready For Climate Change?...
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