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

22 March, 2020
Happy World Water Day! This year it's all about water & climate - join China Water Risk's Woody Chan as he explores how they interlink and threats ahead
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19 March, 2020
The Ministry of Natural Resources is creating a landmark rights system for each natural resource, from coal and gas to forests and water. What does this mean and where are the pilots? Find out in our review by China Water Risk's Yuanchao Xu
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19 March, 2020
As President Xi reiterates the Yellow River’s importance, Dr Zhanfeng Dong from the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning expands on policies for “黄河宁,天下平” – a stable Yellow River, peace in China
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19 March, 2020
With the Yellow River facing water shortages by 2050, talk of a diversion project has resurfaced - but should water be diverted from the Upper Yangtze watershed? Chinadialogue's Baiyu Gao explores
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19 March, 2020
Chinese businesses are embedding ESG and CSR issues into their decision-making, but water gurus Prof. Asit Biswas & Dr. Cecilia Tortajada want more - from better reporting to stronger local enforcement
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19 March, 2020
The latest report by Civic Exchange analyses the efficacy of HK's current & potential water sources & offers policy recommendations that factors in climate resilience & water sustainability concerns
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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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12 February, 2020
20 December 2019 – CWR co-authors the article "Evaluation of Water Resource and Water Environment in the Yangtze River...
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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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