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January 2017, China Water Risk at People’s Bank of China

China Water Risk was invited to talk about water risk valuation at a green finance workshop organized by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on 12 January 2017. The theme of the workshop was environmental stress testing and its audience included … … more


14 May 2015, China Water Risk on Ecotextile

14 May 2015, China Water Risk on Ecotextile Ecotextile refer to CWR research and analysis about the apparel industry in the article “Textiles targeted by sweeping new China laws.” The article reports that China’s textile dyeing & finishing sector has … … more


30 April 2015, China Water Risk on China Economic Review

30 April 2015, China Water Risk on China Economic Review China Economic Review used CWR research for its article “Promising protection plan comes late in the game for China’s drying, degraded water,” referring to the CWR report “China Nuclear: The … … more


22 April 2015, China Water Risk on Bloomberg

22 April 2015, China Water Risk on Bloomberg Bloomberg BNA interviewed CWR Director Debra Tan and featured CWR report “Towards A Water & Energy Secure China” in an article. The article, “China Releases Long-Awaited, Comprehensive National Plan to Deal with … … more


20 April 2015, China Water Risk on the Asian Age

20 April 2015, China Water Risk on the Asian Age The Asian Age highlighted CWR report “Towards Water & Energy Security” in its article “Pressure mounts on China for water security.” The article quotes the report findings to illustrate the forbidding shadow … … more


17 April 2015, China Water Risk on Reuters

17 April 2015, China Water Risk on Reuters Reuters Breakingviews cited CWR report “Towards A Water & Energy Secure China” in the article “Water Works: Grand Plan Could Make China’s Water Work.” The article praises the April 2016 government action … … more


18 November 2014, China Water Risk on China Economic Review

18 November 2014, China Water Risk on China Economic Review China Economic Review shared the results of a CWR study on cancer villages in its article “Why health hazards continue to spring from China’s poisoned soil.” The article addresses soil … … more


September 2014, China Water Risk on Dutchcham Magazine

September 2014, China Water Risk on Dutchcham Magazine Dutchcham Magazine, the publication for members of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, published an article by Dawn Mcgregor, who heads CWR Network and Analysis. The article, “High Public Concern … … more


27 September 2014, China Water Risk on the Economist

27 September 2014, China Water Risk on the Economist The Economist used CWR research and an infographic for the article “A Canal Too Far: the world’s biggest water-diversion project will do little to alleviate water scarcity.” The article delves into … … more


24 September 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters

24 September 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters Reuters quoted CWR Director Debra Tan in the article “China says first-half results exceed target for cutting water pollution.” The article reports that China is on track to exceed its 2014 target for … … more


24 September 2014, China Water Risk on AP, NYT

24 September 2014, China Water Risk on AP, NYT The Associated Press interviewed Feng Hu, who runs CWR Development & Projects, for their article “Drought Worsens China’s Long-Term Water Crisis.” The article focused on the extreme drought in northern China and quoted … … more


22 August 2014, China Water Risk on CNN

22 August 2014, China Water Risk on CNN CNN referred to CWR in its article, “Water-starved Beijing residents dig wells outside their homes,” about how the Shuimo Community in Haidian district has grown rapidly and authorities have been unable to … … more


28 July 2014, China Water Risk on SCMP

28 July 2014, China Water Risk on SCMP South China Morning Post quoted CWR Director Debra Tan and referenced CWR research in the article “Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities.” The article reports that water security is on … … more


17 June 2014, China Water Risk on Aquatech

17 June 2014, China Water Risk on Aquatech Aquatech Newsletter published an article by CWR Director Debra Tan, “Rethinking Water Investments.” The article explains the ‘war on pollution’ and how it will indeed affect industry and the greater economy, but … … more


22 May 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters

22 May 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters Reuters article “China launches scores of projects to try to end dire water shortages” quoted CWR Director Debra Tan about setting caps on water consumption. The article describes government projects that would expand … … more


20 April 2014, China Water Risk on Bloomberg

20 April 2014, China Water Risk on Bloomberg Bloomberg article “China’s Water is Worse than its Air” referenced CWR in its discussion of environmental oversight. The article compares the pollution situation in China’s skies and its water supply in order … … more


25 February 2014, China Water Risk on the Ecologist

25 February 2014, China Water Risk on the Ecologist CWR Director Debra Tan was interviewed by Joshua Bateman for the Ecologist article “China’s Looming Water Crisis.” The article provides an overview of the country’s water crisis, potential economic consequences, global implications and … … more


30 January 2014, China Water Risk on China Dialogue

30 January 2014, China Water Risk on China Dialogue China Dialogue published an article by CWR Director Debra Tan, “China’s future energy security will depend on water.” The article uses CWR research to demonstrate that if China does not employ energy … … more


23 January 2014, China Water Risk on Water Online

23 January 2014, China Water Risk on Water Online Water Online article “China To Reform Water Rate Structure” quoted CWR Director Debra Tan from a Wall Street Journal report. The article detailed the WSJ report findings, namely that China’s government … … more


13 January 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters

13 January 2014, China Water Risk on Reuters Reuters quoted CWR Director Debra Tan in the article “China’s Water Squeeze Worsens as Wetlands Shrink 9 Percent.” The article explains that decreased wetlands are aggravating water scarcity in a country where food … … more


13 January 2014, China Water Risk on Quartz

13 January 2014, China Water Risk on Quartz Quartz used a CWR infographic and quoted CWR Director Debra Tan from her contribution to a Reuters article. The Quartz article, “China’s water is so bad it could turn out the lights,” explained … … more


8 January 2014, China Water Risk on WSJ

8 January 2014, China Water Risk on WSJ Wall Street Journal quoted CWR Director Debra Tan in the article “To Conserve Water, China Raises Prices for Top Users.” The article reports that China will roll out wide-reaching reforms in how it … … more


29 September 2013, China Water Risk on Eurobiz

29 September 2013, China Water Risk on Eurobiz Eurobiz, the magazine of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, published an article by CWR, titled “Thirsty Work.” The piece examines the link between rising urban populations and the demand for semiconductors, … … more


23 August 2013, China Water Risk on SCMP

23 August 2013, China Water Risk on SCMP CWR Director Debra Tan was interviewed by Bernice Chan for the South China Morning Post article “Hongkongers should cut their water consumption, experts say.” The article reports that the amount of drinking water from … … more


1 August 2013, China Water Risk on Bloomberg Business

1 August 2013, China Water Risk on Bloomberg Business Bloomberg article “China’s Coal Thirst Strains Its Water Supplies” cited CWR research to demonstrate that China uses vast amounts of industrial water. The article outlines the impending national water crisis and … … more


23 Jul 2013, China Water Risk on Bloomberg News

23 Jul 2013, China Water Risk on Bloomberg News Bloomberg article “China Coal-Fired Economy Dying of Thirst as Mines Lack Water” covers water shortages and its implications for coal and coal-fired power.  Joint report by CWR & CLSA is referenced and CWR … … more


1 Jul 2013, China Water Risk on Environment & Energy News

1 Jul 2013, China Water Risk on Environment & Energy News China Water Risk research was cited by Environment & Energy News and our statistics were quoted. The article was also published on Scientific American.  Read the full article here and see … … more


9 June 2013, China Water Risk featured on UrbaChina

9 June 2013, China Water Risk featured on UrbaChina UrbaChina featured CWR on their blog, providing an overview of China Water Risk and highlighting the infographic “Big Picture.” Read the full blog post here and see the original infographic here.


5 Jun 2013, China Water Risk on Guardian

5 Jun 2013, China Water Risk on Guardian Our director Debra Tan was interviewed by Jennifer Duggan for her article “China’s mega water diversion project begins testing” Read the full article here.


14 May 2013, China Water Risk on Financial Times

14 May 2013, China Water Risk on Financial Times’ article “High and Dry” “In the face of China’s rapid economic expansion and growing presence on the global stage, it is often forgotten that the country is running out of water. … … more


6 May 2013, China Water Risk on Plastics News

6 May 2013, statistics on Global Water-nomics in Big Picture section of China Water Risk website was quoted on Plastics News. Read the article here.


4 March 2013, China Water Risk on Al Jazeera

4 March 2013, China Water Risk quoted by reporter Jennifer Duggan’s article “China Comes Clean On Water Pollution”, which is published on Al Jazeera. “The more people see that their action can lead to suspension or revocation of licences at … … more


20 February 2013, China Water Risk website quoted in NY Times

20 February 2013, China Water Risk website quoted in Gerry Mullany’s article “Concerns Grow About ‘Severely Polluted’ Water In China’s Cities” published on NY Times. “At the global level, investors have responded to the threat of water scarcity by investing … … more


20 February 2013, China Water Risk quoted in Reuters, The Globe and Mail, SCMP, etc.

20 February 2013, China Water Risk was quoted in Reuter’s reporter David Stanway’s article “After China’s Multibillion-dollar Cleanup, Water Still Unfit To Drink” for explaining the government’s  increase in water supply in China. The article is then published on The … … more


15 February 2013, China Water Risk on e-International Relations

15 Feb 2013, China Water Risk on e-International Relations The e-International Relations paper “The International Implications of China’s Water Policies” examines the Chinese government’s policies regarding conservation and management of its water resources and assesses the international impacts these policies … … more


December 2012, China Water Risk on Ecotextile News

December 2012, China’s Liquidity Crunch on Ecotextile News was written according to Debra Tan’s presentation on the Sustainable Textiles Conference. Read the article Ecotextiles News- China’s Liquidity Crunch.


30 November 2012, China Water Risk speaks at the HKQAA Symposium

30 November 2012, China Water Risk discusses on China’s liquidity crunch at the HKQAA Symposium with over 700 guests including officials from HKSAR government and representatives from leading corporations and organizations. Click here for details.


23 November 2012, China Water Risk quoted on CNN article

23 November 2012, Jaime A. FlorCruz, CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent, quoted China Water Risk in his article On Xi’s to-do list: Fix China’s drinking problem: “Beijing (CNN)– When China’s new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last … … more


October 2012, China Water Risk on Momentum

Our director Ms Debra Tan was interviewed on the water crisis in China and was covered in the Momentum Magazine. In this article, Debra points out that the financial services sector is one “most likely to underestimate the impact of … … more


30 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at YPO Webinar

30 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at YPO Webinar on water crisis and efficient water use in China.


30 October 2012, China Water Risk in ACCA’s The Green Economy: Pushes And Pulls On Corporate China Report

30 October 2012, China Water Risk’s article “Sustainable Stock Exchanges: A Coalition of the Willing?” is referenced in ACCA’s The Green Economy: Pushes And Pulls On Corporate China Report. Please click here for the full report.


27 October 2012, China Water Risk Turns One

27 October 2012 – China Water Risk turns one year old. Thank you for supporting us, reading us and sharing our website, Tweets, Facebook and Pintrest.  We would also like to thank our network partners and those who contributed opinions … … more


24 October 2012, China Water Risk on Women’s Wear Daily

China Water Risk’s talk on water issues in a panel in the Textile Exchange Conference was covered in Women’s Wear Daily. Read the article here.


10 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at AIMA Luncheon

10 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Luncheon with Mr. Wai-Shin Chan, Director for Climate Change Strategy in Asia Pacific.


9 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at SAC event

9 October 2012, China Water Risk gives talk to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and discusses the use of water in the textile industry.


4-5 October 2012, China Water Risk exhibits in Interstoff Asia Essential 2012

4-5 October 2012, China Water Risk exhibits water use in textile industry in Interstoff Asia Essential 2012. For details on the exhibition please click here.


4-5 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at Sustainable Textile Conference

4-5 October 2012, China Water Risk speaks at Sustainable Textiles Conference. For details of the conference, click here.


19 September 2012, China Water Risk on Financial Times

A report was issued by HSBC and China Water Risk yesterday and was covered on Financial Times. The report focused on whether China’s water can afford its needs in installed power capacity. According to the report, by 2030 China plans … … more


19 September 2012, China Water Risk a panelist at Fortune 500 Sustainable Development Roundtable

19 September 2012, China Water Risk a panelist at Fortune 500 Sustainable Development Roundtable and discusses efficient use of natural resources with other experts including Ma Jun our panel adviser. See the agenda of the Roundtable here.


16-19 September 2012, China Water Risk speaks at CSR Asia Summit 2012

16-19 September 2012, China Water Risk discusses on water uses in China in CSR Asia Conference held in Beijing. Focussing on “Local Innovation for Global Challenges”, the conference brings together over 500 delegates to explore CSR challenges, opportunities and solutions … … more


13 September 2012, China Water Risk speaks at Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

13 September 2012, China Water Risk discussed on how to foster efficient and responsible water use at the Finance Committee Luncheon in The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


10 September 2012, China Water Risk speaks at CLSA Investor Forum

China Water Risk speaks at today’s CLSA Investor Forum 2012 on potential water risks and their impacts on investments in China.


5 September 2012, China Water Risk on Caixin Online

China Water Risk is quoted in Caixin Online on climate change and water risks in China. Click here to read more.


11 Jul 2012, China Water Risk on NEEC

China Water Risk was recognized for the repost of China’s Water Development Plan 2011-2015 on the Norwegian Energy & Environment Consortium (NEEC) website. Click to read more.


21-21 Jun 2012, China Water Risk speaks at Standard Chartered Bank’s Earth’s Resources Conference

Emerging growth in a resource-constrained world Hong Kong, 20-21 June 2012 The world’s population has just surpassed seven billion. How can emerging economies sustain growth in a resource-constrained world? With growing pressures from urbanisation, ageing farmers, changing weather patterns and … … more


22 May 2012, China Water Risk on STR Blog

China Water Risk was quoted on China water’s scarcity and pollution issue. Click image to read:


26 April 2012, China Water Risk speaks at AmCham Environment Committee Breakfast Event

26 April 2012- China Water Risk talks at the AmCham Environment Committee Breakfast event on China’s upcoming water crisis. Please see event details for more information.


24 April 2012, China Water Risk cohosts 2 Degrees Celsius + Water

24 April 2012 - China Water Risk, Business Environment Council and Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF) co-host:  2oC Plus Water. Panelists include representatives from China Water Risk, Civic Exchange, HSBC, Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium, Swire Beverages and Veolia Water. Topics covered: … … more


28 March 2012, China Water Risk named as Knowledge Resource in WWF Water Risk Filter

28 March 2012- WWF and DEG launch the Water Risk Filter, an online water risk tool with data sheets and interactive maps of 235 countries to help businesses and investors address water-related risks. The tool is free and it uniquely … … more


12 March 2012, China Water Risk on China Water Risk on Chemical & Engineering News

China Water Risk is quoted on C&EN on the low water prices and the room for price hikes in China.  Click below for full article:


8 March, 2012 China Water Risk speaks at Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Date: 8 March 2012 Time: 12:30pm-2pm Venue: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 1301 Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central View the event details here.


28 February 2012, China Water Risk on Plastics News

China Water Risk is quoted in Plastics News on opportunities for cleaner manufacturing practices in the plastics industry in China. Click image to read more:


24 February 2012, China Water Risk on Week in China

Tapped out The biggest threat to China’s growth is water Hu Siyi held a press conference last week and he had grim news. Although China’s economy was growing, he queried how sustainable growth was likely to be. His particular focus … … more


13 February 2012, China Water Risk on Chemical & Engineering News

China Water Risk talks to C&EN on concerns about China’s water risk and if the country is ready to deal with the impact water shortages and pollutions will cause in the near future if current consumption patterns persist.  Read more: … … more


12 December 2011, China Water Risk speaks at BlackRock

12 December 2011, China Water Risk was invited to speak at BlackRock’s Speaker Series on how China’s water scarcity and pollution issues could affect businesses and investments across different sectors locally and globally. Need more information on this topic? Read … … more


9 December 2011, China Water Risk talks at Apparel & Footwear Brands Collaboration Forum

China Water Risk was invited at a guest speaker at the Apparel & Footwear Brands Collaboration Forum, comprising 18 brands represented in Hong Kong/China. Brands include Adidas, Ann Taylor, Columbia, H&M and PVH Corp (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen) among others. Topics … … more


22 November 2011, SCMP Opinion, As consumption grows in China, so will its thirst for water

As consumption grows in China, so will its thirst for water. Debra Tan says tough choices lie ahead when the competition for water heats up. There is a lot of talk about trade these days, with the US and eight … … more


14 November 2011, China Water Risk on Front Page South China Morning Post Business News

Business caught in grip of mainland water crisis, by Toh Han Shih. Shortages hit over a third of country’s provinces, raising social and economic threats, analysts warn. China Water Risk was quoted extensively in this article alongside HSBC and China Dialogue … … … more


11 November 2011, China Water Risk interviewed by RTHK3

China Water Risk was interviewed by Bryan Curtis on the RTHK3 morning business show Money for Nothing. We talked about China’s water crisis and some potential investment opportunities as well as how the site came about. Click on the link … … more


9 November 2011, OOSKAnews covers China Water Risk Portal Going Live

HONG KONG (OOSKAnews Correspondent) — Due to what it saw as a lack of consolidated information presented in an easily understandable format on China’s looming water crisis, ADM Capital Foundation Environmental Portals last week launched the China Water Risk web … … more


8 November 2011, Canada’s Financial Post – ’12 scary facts about China’s water crisis’

“China has no good answer for the water crisis that has plagued it for decades. In the years ahead this could become a major crisis for the new superpower.” … Click here to view the full article.


8 November 2011, China Water Risk interviewed on RTHK3

China Water Risk talks with Crystal Kwok at Kwok Talks on RTHK3 about China and Hong Kong’s water issues and how that will impact our everyday lives. Some of the things we talked about were: Is Hong Kong’s water too … … more


27 October 2011, HSBC Water Risk Forum

27th Oct, 2011 Hong Kong  – Understand why water is a risk in China –How to manage the risk and what are the opportunities? Host: Russell Julius, Head of Global Banking, Asia-Pacific Venue: Turner Room, Level 41, HSBC Main Building,1 Queen’s Road Central … … more


27 October 2011, China Water Risk Goes Live!

Hong Kong SAR (October, 2011) – A looming liquidity crunch in China could affect trillions of RMB worth of economic output and spill over into the financial markets. This liquidity crunch doesn’t involve capital, but a commodity no economy or … … more


13 Oct 2011, China Water Risk Moderates Panel at BNP Paribas China Conference

Qingdao, China – China Water Risk moderates panel at BNP Paribas’ 18th Annual China Conference. 175 investors (from 112 institutions) attended the conference which main forum started on 12th October 2011 with a presentation program that ran for 2.5 days … … more


26 Sep 2011, China Water Risks Speaks at HSBC’s Annual Global Natural Resources Conference

Singapore – China Water Risk was a guest speaker at the  2011 HSBC  Global Natural Resources Conference held on 26-27 September. The conference brings together the leading commodities experts, global majors, regional business leaders and top tier commodities investors and considers the future trends … … more


31 Mar 2010, HKEx Could Do More to Promote Environmental Disclosure

Better environmental disclosure requirements from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) not only would help reduce investment risk and protect investor interests, but could strengthen environmental protection in China, says a report, Hong Kong’s role in mending the disclosure … … more


25 Feb 2010, Asia Water Project Launches Investor Report and New Portal

Asia Water Project launches investor report and unveils information portal on China water crisis. China may be looking at trade-offs between access to clean water and economic growth Analysts are forecasting reduced economic growth for China as the country struggles … … more


24 Feb 2010, Civic Exchange Water Study Outlines Threats

Hong Kong’s supply from the Dongjiang is supposedly guaranteed, even in drought years, by agreement with the Guangdong Provincial Government. Yet tens of thousands of factories and millions of homes in the Pearl River Delta, and the more widely-distributed farms … … more