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  • Water Footprint: The Road Ahead

    Prof. Arjen Hoekstra, the creator of the water footprint concept, talks to China Water Risk about hard truths on the challenges ahead over virtual water trade, water scarcity & over-consumption … more

  • MyH2O – Test Your Water

    To improve transparency, Charlene Ren set-up MyH2O, one of China’s first online crowdsourcing networks on drinking water quality. We sat down with Ren to learn more about their testing, interactive mapping platform and what’s next … more

  • Water Stewardship: The Impact To Date

    A new report finds there has been little evolution from business -as-usual in regards to water management. What behaviours need to change? How can this be achieved? We sat down with report authors James Dalton from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & Peter Newborne from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) … more

  • Securing Water For Hong Kong’s Future

    The Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability & Engagement (JC-WISE) aims to secure long-term water sustainability for Hong Kong. CWR sat down with Dr Frederick Lee, member of the initiative … more

  • Financing Innovation From Indonesia

    Green finance is high on agendas. The Tropical Landscape Finance Facility is a new model for just such. How does this work? We sat down with Genasci, CEO of ADM Capital Foundation, to find out … more

  • Environmental Law: 1 Year On

    China’s amended Environmental Protection Law has been in effect more than 18 months now. How impactful has it been? Have there been more fines & violations? What about compensation? China Water Risk sat down with Liu Feiqin, from the China University of Political Science & Law, to get her thoughts on this & more … more

  • UK Flood Threat: Defra Taking Action

    Anne Freeman, coastal erosion policy lead at UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs talks to CWR on the UK’s greatest threat & why the UK is spending GBP2.3 bn in flood defence … more

  • Contaminants In “Clean” Water

    Yin Zhan, head of the Water & Human Health Center of the Chinese Academy of Science, talks to China Water Risk on endocrine disruptors, antibiotics & other contaminants in Chinese waters … more

  • Water Rights in China

    Professor Jia Shaofeng, Deputy Director of the Center for Water Resources Research of CAS, shares his in-depth insights on water rights in China – what they are, who owns them, how can they be “traded” & why a market trading system should be the way foward … more

  • China Lacks Experience to Clean Dirty Soil

    Gao Shengda, Secretary of the China Environmental Remediation Association, shares his views on soil pollution, limitations of China’s soil standards and why it is difficult clean dirty soil … more

  • Crying Lands: China’s Polluted Waterscape

    Award-winning photographer Lu Guang shares his journey in documenting sensitive social, health & environmental issues in China. See the tangible linkages through his heart-rending and insightful photographs … more

  • Fundamental Issues: Industrial Wastewater

    Professor Ma Zhong, dean of the School of Environment of Renmin University gives his in-depth views on the industrial wastewater standards & pricing. Is it cheaper to pollute than to treat? … more

  • Swire Pacific: Taking Sustainability Mainstream

    Philippe Lacamp, Swire’s Head of Sustainability tells us why they have integrated sustainability reporting into their 2011 Annual Report … more

  • WWF’s Stuart Orr on the Water Risk Filter

    WWF’s Stuart Orr on the newly launched Water Risk Filter Tool. The tool is free and helps companies & investors assess exposure to water risks in their industry and basins where they operate and invest. … more

  • Clive Saffery, Swire Beverages China CEO Reflects on The Challenges Ahead

    Clive Saffery shares with China Water Risk, Swire Beverages water philosophy and steps taken to mitigate water risk in China including reducing water usage and extending their efforts upstream to their raw materials to encourage better farming practice. … more

  • Watergy – The New Economy?

    China and climate change analyst Julian Wong talks to China Water Risk about “watergy”, the trade-offs between food, energy and water for a sustainable economy and national security policy. … more