Debra heads CWR a non-profit think tank that aims to create a world where water and climate risks are embedded in business and finance. She built the CWR brand from an idea into the ‘go-to’ resource on water issues in Asia and a leader in the water risk conversation globally. Since 2010, she has worked to “mainstream” water risk into financial decision-making and corporate strategies on both a macro-level through the concept of “water-nomics” and on a micro-level through the quantification of water risk in credit/equity valuations. Today, CWR works with government-related bodies, corporates and financial institutions on both these fronts. Reports she has curated and written have been considered groundbreaking and instrumental in understanding not just China’s but future global water challenges and are cited by IGOs, financial research as well as the media. Previously, she spent over a decade in finance. She spends her spare time exploring Himalayan glaciers.