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

24 September, 2021
The IPCC AR6 warnings on rising seas bring bad tidings for Hong Kong. If you are 20 & younger, HK could become the new Atlantis in your lifetime unless we take action now. See 3D maps of areas submerged and get on top of what you need to do to survive, adapt & thrive
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24 September, 2021
With this summer of rising climate risks, don’t get caught out. CWR’s Dr. CT Low & Debra Tan run through 8 reasons why Hong Kong must act now to get on top advancing climate threats – from hot weather, strong winds to flash floods – be prepared!
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24 September, 2021
Global water guru Professor Asit Biswas & Singapore PUB's CEO Joo He Ng share how SG is setting the example on climate change & water mgmt by formulating long-term plans despite only accounting for 0.1% of global GHG emissions how is now at the forefront of countries that have formulated long-term plans for managing climate change and steadfastly implementing that plan.
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24 September, 2021
Shocked by HK's coastal threat, HKU's Fergal Tse & Oscar Wong became CWR's interns to re-design Victoria Harbour. We sit down with them to understand what local youths think about climate change and & their projects with CWR changed their perspective.
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24 September, 2021
Sponge city was launched to combat urban flood risks yet public has doubts over its effectiveness. What does the Chinese govt do to promote the policy? What role does social media play? Dr. Faith Chan, Dr. Dimple Thadani & Lei Li break it down
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24 September, 2021
2021 World Water Week gives 3 important action takeaways for us to charge forward & build resilience faster. CWR's Soomin Park breaks them down
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We Recommend

24 November, 2020
Sea levels can be 3m by 2100, putting urban real estate equivalent to 22 Singapores underwater in just...
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20 October, 2020
CWR’s Debra Tan says it’s time to be FOMO about our rising seas. From emission accelerants to accelerated...
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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...
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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...
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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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