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

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

The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

20 September, 2022
Despite the massive climate challenges, Martin Probst, Associate Director at MLA+, remains optimistic thanks to new design thinking methodology - 'Nature as Leverage' and showcases three example projects in the Greater Bay Area
20 September, 2022
Peter Lee, Hong Kong Airport Authority's Sustainability GM, talks with us about their marine ecology & fisheries strategies that include pilots on arterial reefs, eco-enhanced seawalls & more to protect the airport from climate impacts while also protecting marine biodiversity
20 September, 2022
For this year’s ACI Asia-Pacific YEA, young talents presented airport adaptation strategies to combat climate change. We chat with ACI Director Stefano Baronci to find out who won, key takeaways & the theme for next year
20 September, 2022
Concrete = 11% of global emissions. Frustrated about not moving the needle on emissions, Antonio Ng, former architect & now FORMWORK IO CEO, walks us through his carbon sequestering cement start-up in Hong Kong
20 September, 2022
You've probably heard of green roofs but what about purple roofs? Dr. Anna Zakrisson, VP at GRD, highlights the various benefits of these roofs from tackling extreme heat, flooding & a clear ROI
20 September, 2022
Learn about the Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) project that is closing the research gap on pollution in global estuaries in our chat with Dr. Kenneth Leung, Chair Professor at City University Hong Kong. Plus, he shares how some HK rivers rank on antibiotic pollution

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23 August, 2022
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China Water Risk, 2022
China Water Risk releases a new report titled CWR Together We Can: 8 Habit changes for below 2°C...

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