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“Water is a ‘wicked’ problem – we have to reach for the sky”

The CWR team hails from diverse backgrounds – from hydrology, finance to environmental consultancy but we all believe that nothing is impossible and will continue to ‘reach for the sky’ to bring about systemic change. Our alumni comprising of staff, interns and volunteers is also important to us and we would also like to thank them for their contribution.

We also have a small but highly effective Advisory Panel that brings unique knowledge and skills that complement the team.  The Panel does not have formal responsibilities but provides intellectual capital on water risk in Asia and ensures that CWR remains effective and relevant.

Professor Biswas is advisor & confidant to Presidents, PMs and Ministers of 19 countries, six Heads of UN Agencies, two…

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Debra heads the CWR team and has steered the CWR brand from idea to a leader in the water risk…

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Ma Jun is the director of the Beijing-based NGO, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), and a well-known…

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Dharisha hails from the finance industry and leads CWR’s engagements related to Water Risk Valuation. She joined the team as…

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Dr. Guo Peiyuan is the Chairman of SynTao Green Finance and co-founder and General Manager of SynTao. As one of…

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Dawn leads CWR’s work to help corporates navigate increasingly disruptive & material risks from water & climate threats, as well…

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Yuanchao specializes in sectoral/regional water and climate risk assessment as well as China regulatory risk interpretation. He has contributed to…

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Dr Tortajada is a leading international authority on urban water & wastewater management. She currently focuses on ensuring water future…

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Low has extensive inter-disciplinary research experience, which although wide-ranging, focuses on identifying hotspots to facilitate better planning. At CWR, Low…

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Dr. Lijin Zhong is the Special Assistant to the President of the Energy Foundation (EF) China, coordinating strategy development, President…

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Hailing from Hong Kong, Ronald’s interest in geopolitical and economic issues led him to understand that climate change is one…

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Having previously led CWR’s work on water-nomics, Feng now sits on our advisory panel to help us push the conversation…

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Hubert voluntarily provides tech support for CWR. He is currently the Product Lead at Insight Robotics as well as the…

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Soomin was born in South Korea and lived in Shanghai before she pursued studies in environmental management at Hong Kong…

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CWR Alumni

CWR would also like to thank the following for their contribution.

 

Staff Alumni

Woody Chan, Max Leung, Hongqiao Liu, Mark Harper, Simon Lau, Katie Tsang and Ghilaine Charade

 

Interns

Alexandra Murray-Tacon, Juliana Ganendra, Sadee Abrate, Kaspar Ip, Alex Whitebrook, Ken Li, Erin Wong Caleb Yau, Inna Lazavera, Angus Walker, Hannah Short, Hwa Yen, Matthew Cheuk, James Crofton, John Jacobs, Jeffrey Cheuk, Pierre Sieur, Annabelle Thomson, Selina Chan, Luke Wilmot-Sitwell, Tina Yee, Emma Mendel, Vasundhara Bahadur, Maya Ziswiler, Natalie van Maaren, Jean-Philippe Atse, Marina Tse

 

Volunteers

Persia Chetwode, Kieran Yeatman-Biggs, Angelina Ng, Amanda Yao, Filippo Cecchi, Hugo Plunkett, Charles Williams, Thebes Law

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