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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Commissioned Reports

Collaborate in thought leadership from finance, policy to tech for a water secure Asia

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Panels & Talks

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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

Access intel in one-on-ones or roadshows on the impact on water risk across key sectors

The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

17 January, 2020
Little progress was made at COP25 so what could have been done better? Civic Exchange's Lawerence Iu suggests youth participation is key to boosting the climate movement yet they need more support from governments
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17 January, 2020
Has circular fashion finally arrived in HK? With 130 companies, clubs & schools engaged in their biggest ever Get Redressed campaign, Lauren Boucher from Redress shares successes so far and challenges ahead
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17 January, 2020
Scale build-up in water systems wastes water & energy but Jonathan Gur from Ion Enterprises is optimistic. Find out more as he shares how their tech not only greens buildings but also cuts OPEX by 20%
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17 January, 2020
With temperatures in China rising faster than the global average, droughts and floods are set to hit fertile regions hard but South Asia Fast Track's Sourajit Aiyer thinks they are prepared - other countries take note
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17 January, 2020
With 10 dairy companies emitting as much carbon as half of France, traditional dairy is not sustainable. As lab-made milk becomes reality, is it the beginning of the end for big dairy? Green Queen's Sally Ho explores
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17 January, 2020
Is the food sector managing water risks? Who is leading and who is lagging? Jacob London from Ceres expands on their report's key findings but beware - investors are asking more questions!
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17 October, 2017
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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 releases a new report titled Yangtze Water Risks, Hotspots & Growth...
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