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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Expert Collaboration

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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

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

The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

23 December, 2021
CWR's Dawn McGregor gives a sneak peek into CWR's upcoming report that shows how simple tweaks to our habits from transport to food & clothes to streaming matter for the climate. Watch out for the report release in early 2022
23 December, 2021
CWR's Yuanchao Xu makes the case to adjust our flying habits for the better of the climate as there is currently no alternatives to decarbonise aviation
23 December, 2021
CWR's intern Sophie Lam shines a light on how our online habits are exacerbating the climate crisis - annual social media use emissions = launching 2,389 rockets/day for a year
23 December, 2021
CWR's Soomin Park reminds us why we need to re-think hitting that tempting 'buy' button as the climate is paying for the hidden costs though some small habit changes can help
23 December, 2021
ADMCF's Helga Vanthournout shares how Hong Kong can try to stop choking on F&B single-use plastic and her three wishes for citizens, F&B operators & policymakers for the new year
23 December, 2021
Is the MTR prepared enough to avoid going underwater given rising sea levels and stronger typhoons with higher storm surges? CWR's Ronald Leung asks 6 questions for the railway to ponder

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20 October, 2020
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24 November, 2020
Last month, we sat down with Dr Nicole S. Khan, an Assistant Professor from the University of Hong Kong to talk about the scientific...
24 September, 2021
23rd September, 2021 - CWR releases two new factsheets highlighting impacts on Hong Kong from coastal threats based on the latest IPCC AR6 worst-case...
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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