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Join CWR @ Singapore International Water Week 2022
April 17 - April 21
CWR is proud to be a thematic partner for Singapore International Water Week 2022!
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 returns as a physical event from 17 to 21 April 2022.
We will be busy with a joint-event in their Thematic & Business Forums, “Futureproofing Cities to Avoid Atlantis – Evolving Finance for Adaptation Solutions” (more details below), as well as speaking at the “Water Leaders Summit – Global Water Megatrends: Preparing the Water Sector for 2030 and Beyond“, which convenes global water leaders for strategic discussions on key thematic areas including climate resilience, resource circularity, and sustainability to spur collective action (by-invitation only).
So, come join us at SIWW, we will be there the full week!
CWR-SIWW Joint Event
Date: Wednesday 20th April, 2022
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm SGT
Access: All delegates and trade visitors
Location: Basement 2, The Stage East
The IPCC AR6’s warning is explicit – sea level rise of 2m by 2100 and 5m by 2150 “cannot be ruled out due to deep uncertainty in ice sheet processes” if we are unable to rein in emissions. These levels will be existential to Singapore and many other cities and communities along Asia’s coastlines – millions of people could lose their homes and trillions of dollars of assets could be stranded.
How can cities and banks survive? Will water risks hamper future investments? Why is it still so hard to raise funds for ambitious adaptation projects? What steps can we take to adapt and thrive?
With a greater than 50% chance of reaching 1.5°C before 2040, there’s a narrowing window of opportunity to enact visionary and transformative climate resilient development. The clock is ticking – so join CWR & SIWW for two hours of frank discussions with an all-star line up from adaptation experts and top scientists to top executives from PUB, large asset holders, major global banks, financial regulators and credit rating agencies. See what they have to say on how we can waterproof our cities and financial systems to deliver resilience and avoid Atlantis.
Race to Resilience: Singapore & beyond – Hazel Khoo, PUB – Singapore’s National Water Agency, Director of Coastal Protection Department
Rising seas & systemic shocks to global finance – Debra Tan, CWR, Head & Director
Central banks & futureproofing global financial systems – Dr. Siddharth Tiwari, Bank for International Settlements, Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Panel I: Evolving finance – from stress testing to closing gaps in adaptation finance
Dr. Mayank Kaul – Citibank, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Risk, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Satoshi Ikeda – Japan Financial Services Agency, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer
Eric Nietsch – Manulife Investment Management Asia, Head of ESG, Asia
Jaclyn Dove – Standard Chartered, Head of Sustainable Finance Strategic Initiatives
Anushka Shah – Moody’s, Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group, Asia Pacific
Panel II: Waterproofing cities – achieving transformative resilience
Dr. Debra Roberts – IPCC AR6 Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability, Co-Chair
Dr. Calvin Kwan – Link REIT, Head of Sustainability & Risk Governance
Pritha Hariram – Ramboll Group, Head of Water Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation
Elijah Hutchinson, Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
See more info here.