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.


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


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


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.


Commissioned Reports

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Panels & Talks

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Strategic Insights

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


Risk Assessments

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


Investor Engagement

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The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

15 May, 2020
What are the chances of a green recovery? Where is China re its green push? Do banks understand their water & climate risk exposure? What's in store for the sector post-pandemic? Dr. Ma Jun, the Chair of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, NGFS’s Supervisory Workstream and member of PBOC's Monetary Policy Committee answers it all
15 May, 2020
There is no vaccine for climate & water risks, yet some in the financial sector are still burying their heads. CWR's Dharisho Mirando warns of how our capital is at risk. Check out steps we can take to side step systemic shocks while going green
15 May, 2020
ESG can be tedious, but worth it as it can help sustain shocks. Many laughed at doomsday preppers but who is laughing now as companies integrating ESG outperform during the crisis? ADMCF's Alison Lee navigates ESG’s alphabet soup and zombies ahead
15 May, 2020
With G7’s absent leadership & inability to plan for pandemics, CWR's Debra Tan calls for Asia to step-up and lead the global fight against our climate crises. Tycoons, think about it - what’s the point of building empires that will kill your grandchildren?
15 May, 2020
Too focused on COVID-19? Catch up on 8 risks you missed in 2020 with CWR's Dr. Chien Tat Low. Did you know that our oceans have absorbed heat from climate change equivalent to dropping 3.6bn Hiroshima atomic bombs for the last 25 years?
15 May, 2020
Don't know how to go green? Check out Syntao Green Finance’s top 10 responsible investment trends in China for 2020. Find out how China's handling climate risks from disclosure and ESG to new emerging products & fintech

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