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

22 March, 2023
Happy World Water Day! We are woefully off-course from SDG 6. We have driver-less cars & ChatGPT but not drinking water & sanitation for all... CWR's Dawn McGregor reflects on this World Water Day calling for accelerating change
22 March, 2023
It's been 45 years since the 1st and only UN Water Conference. Will the 2nd Conference in New York March 22-24 deliver progress? Global Water Gurus Professor Asit Biswas & Dr Cecilia Tortajada look back & share expectations
22 March, 2023
As ISSB standards soon become the single global baseline for corporate sustainability reporting, we chat with Julia Leung, HK Securities & Futures Commission's CEO to find out more about its enormous impact on capital markets in HK & beyond
22 March, 2023
China embraces ESG on its path towards modernisation. What does this mean for transition finance, stewardship & more? SynTao Green Finance & China Sustainable Investment Forum share their top 10 trends for responsible investment in 2023
20 February, 2023
Can the calm Rabbit restore global harmony & deliver happy bunnies or will mad hares pervade sending us all spiraling down dark rabbit holes? With climate impacts outpacing adaptation, stay in Wonderland or take the blue pill with our 5 trends
20 February, 2023
Link REIT, Asia's biggest REIT, got CWR to stress test its GBA portfolio against IPCC “low-regret” scenarios. We chat with Dr. Calvin Kwan, Head of Sustainability & Risk Governance, on how they are early movers here and discuss key findings & benefits

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CWR was the thematic partner for Singapore International Water Week 2022. CWR's Dawn McGregor shares what kept us...
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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...
7 November, 2022
7th November, 2022 – CWR releases new report, “Futureproofing APAC Banks & Savings: Stress test right today, avoid hard landing from rising seas”, which...
China Water Risk, 2022
China Water Risk releases a new report titled HK Deep Dive! Coastal Threat Adaptation Gaps Hurt HKMA & HK Banks...

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