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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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

24 November, 2020
Sea levels can be 3m by 2100, putting urban real estate equivalent to 22 Singapores underwater in just 20 APAC capitals & cities. With US$5.7trn of annual GDP at stake, get on top of the new risk landscape to survive.
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24 November, 2020
More than 100mn people could be submerged in just 20 APAC cities on our current climate path. Which cities are most at risk & which are most prepared? We walk you through the rankings and key takeaways from our CWR APACCT 20 Index
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24 November, 2020
Coastal threat assessment can be complex & daunting, so we did the heavy lifting by creating the index. But we did not do this alone - 100+ finance experts helped. See who they were & how feedback shaped the index.
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24 November, 2020
Clustered nature of rising coastal threats plus lax govt action put APAC sovereigns at risk. CWR's analysis of GDP, trade, markets & bank loans reveal intense concentration of risks. As no-sense strategies pervade, see who’s in CWR’s watchlist.
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24 November, 2020
Rapid SLR will happen sooner than we think, yet we are still driving investments to vulnerable locations. CWR's Tan shares 8 things you need to know about the existential threat from SLR - from glaciers in the mountains to ice sheets in our poles, permafrost + more.
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24 November, 2020
In this follow up interview, HKU's Dr. Khan shares her biggest concerns on how future SLR projections are rising higher & faster than thought & shares the best approach for building realistic scenarios.
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24 November, 2020
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22 November, 2020
23rd November, 2020 - CWR releases a series of “survival guides” to avoid Atlantis in its “CWR Coastal Capital Threat Series”, which...
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China Water Risk, 2020
China Water Risk releases a new report titled Waterproofing APAC to Avoid Atlantis – Executive Summary & Next Steps...
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