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 June, 2022
What are the chemicals in our oceans killing us slowly? Warning! You will be grossed out. CWR's Soomin Park highlights 8 must know chemical groups from the Economist’s recent report
20 June, 2022
Ocean pollution is at dangerous levels. One example is False Bay in Cape Town. Prof Leslie Petrik & Dr Cecilia Yejide Ojemaye share the grim results from their recent study
20 June, 2022
Oceans are a key source for our food & livelihoods and are an ally in the climate fight yet, we are drowning them in toxic chemicals. The good news is we get to zero pollution. CWR's Soomin Park highlights 4 ways from The Economist's recent report
20 June, 2022
Chemical pollution is the most underrated while largely invisible threat to our wellbeing. Anne-Sofie Bäckar from ChemSec shares just how bad it is, what needs to happen & how the 50 largest chemical companies performed in their latest ranking
20 June, 2022
There is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink the chemicals industry for sustainability says green chems expert Prof Joel Tickner. See why he thinks this & where the investment opportunities are
20 June, 2022
The 2021 State of Ecology & Environment Report from China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment is out and is the first under China's 14FYP. What's different? How is surface water doing? Which rivers are meeting targets? Find out in our review

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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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