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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Strategic Insights

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

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Risk Assessments

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Investor Engagement

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The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

17 July, 2020
Is water access & quality only a problem of developing countries? Global water gurus Asit Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada rebut this as COVID-19 & the lack of political leadership reveal vulnerabilities worldwide
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17 July, 2020
Which companies & industries are exploiting COVID-19 and which are doubling down on green efforts? Mighty Earth's CEO Glenn Hurowitz calls them out and calls for a new, better system to be built
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17 July, 2020
Fashion is practically frolicking in oil as CWR's Dawn McGregor points out. 2.5% of global oil produced is used by the fashion industry. See why this is and how fashion accounts for 35% of ocean microplastic
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17 July, 2020
We have been saying for a while now that water risks can trigger systemic shocks. Indeed, CWR exists to push investors and businesses to embed water risks in finance and we are glad that – “IT happened” – we are now at the point where 66 central banks from around the world have finally recognised…
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17 July, 2020
Financial regulators must ensure the economic recovery is resilient to climate & water risks. Ceres' Robin Miller, Investor Water Hub Lead, expands & shares key highlights from their new report with 50 sweeping actions for regulators
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17 July, 2020
Hong Kong can get to net zero by 2050 according to a new report. ADMCF's CEO Lisa Genasci shares key findings from areas with the most potential to decarbonise to HKD460bn in monetised benefits and becoming a climate leader
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