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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Commissioned Reports

Collaborate in thought leadership from finance, policy to tech for a water secure Asia

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Strategic Insights

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

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Risk Assessments

Get on top of systemic water risk exposure in your loan book or asset portfolios

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Investor Engagement

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The Latest

Latest Analysis & Opinions

20 January, 2021
Cities are projected to contribute USD5trn by 2024 to India's GDP yet they face different levels of water stress. Kubernein Initiative's Priyanka Bhide shares the way out
#opinions
22 December, 2020
Hear from Treasure8 Co-CEOs Derk Hendrikson & Timothy Childs on how they are taking food waste and upcycling it into nutritious food resources for people
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22 December, 2020
Nongfu Springs is China's biggest bottled water company but a deep dive into its water strategy leaves CWR's Yuanchao Xu with questions for its founder & water tycoon
#analysis
22 December, 2020
Are you endlessly streaming your favourite Christmas songs? Well, that could get you on Santa's naughty list as CWR's Dr Chien Tat Low shows the cost of doing so & what you can do better for the climate
#analysis
22 December, 2020
CWR intern, Kaspar Ip, had to enroll in "Zoom University" as he can't fly due to COVID-19. With many students like him in Hong Kong, Ip does the carbon emissions math of the saved flights vs Zoom, which is better for the environment?
#opinions
22 December, 2020
Physical climate risks are already here. This Christmas, companies, investors and banks should treat themselves to a climate risk assessment like 427's, as their Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme, Communications Director, shares
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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...
#analysis
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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22 November, 2020
23rd November, 2020 - CWR releases a series of “survival guides” to avoid Atlantis in its “CWR Coastal Capital Threat Series”, which...
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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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