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

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


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 April, 2021
Taiwan's water & climate risks plus lacklustre government actions mean the electronics sector faces significant clustered risk, warns CWR's Dharisha Mirando  
23 April, 2021
63 countries will suffer climate-induced rating downgrades in the world's first climate smart sovereign rating simulation. More key findings from the simulation creators Dr Patrycja Klusak, Dr Matthew Agarwala, Matt Burke, Dr Moritz Kraemer & Dr Kamiar Mohaddes
23 April, 2021
Green Queen's Sally Ho shares key takeaways from a first of its kind study on the climate impacts from bottom trawling fishing & a blueprint on how to tackle the climate implications & build food security
23 April, 2021
BoF's Sarah Kent who led the inaugural sustainability index talks to us on the why, how & what's next. Plus, see how the largest 15 global fashion companies scored
23 April, 2021
Despite the inundation of information these days, many are still blind to the impacts on water from our consumption. CWR intern, Alexandra Murray-Tacon, finds out what 5 young Hong Kongers know about their water footprint
23 April, 2021
Ageing water infrastructure presents a new set of problems that will eventually lead to a breakdown in our water systems. It's time for a multi-billion dollar makeover says CWR's Tan

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