Arison Investments water company, Miya, was founded by Shari Arison in 2008 to ensure an abundance of fresh water, through efficient management of our cities' existing fresh water resources. Miya's mission is to optimize water supply in urban distribution systems worldwide, by effective water loss (NRW) management.
As more than a third of the world’s drinking water is lost from municipal supply systems, mainly due to undetected leaks underground, effective water loss management is the most sustainable and cost-effective way to prevent such losses.
Miya drastically improves the efficiency of urban water distribution systems by partnering with utilities, to design and implement comprehensive technology-based solutions. These significantly improve the client's financial and operational efficiency, while also enhancing customer service levels, reducing energy consumption, and lowering contamination and health risks, to benefit people, community, and the environment.
Miya secures a fluid flow in improved municipal networks, creating global leadership in developing solutions for realizing water abundance, to efficiently bring fresh water to millions of people more worldwide. Miya's solutions comprise an audit of the city’s water system, full project planning, on site execution, maintenance, and training.
Holding vast experience in implementing water efficiency projects around the globe, Miya is involved in many large scale projects worldwide, and is primarily active in Brazil, South Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Philippines.
Miya’s vision and know how are applied in major large scale urban water distribution systems in places such as the Philippines, Brazil, South Africa, and the Bahamas, salvaging water from undetected leakages to be reclaimed and channeled to millions of people more. For example, Miya's Manila project, in partnership with the local utility Mayniland, has culminated in savings of more than 800 million liters (211 milllion gallons) of potable water daily (2008-2013), reducing leaks by half, and bringing fresh water to 2.6 million residents for the first time.
Miya’s far sighted approach centers on fostering morally responsible consumption of the world’s existing vital fresh water resources. Instead of water production, it cultivates efficiency in use and management of existing water quantities, realizing the abundance of water worldwide.
For its mega-scale project in Manila, where it partnered with local utility Mayniland, Miya was awarded the prestigious 2013 IWA Global Project Innovation Award in the Development - Drinking Water Supply category, and the 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Award, in the Operations/Management category. Miya was also shortlisted for the prestegious 2014 GWI Performance Initiative of the Year Prize, for its joint project with Bahamas local utility WSC.
On Miya's senior management are Chairman Meir Weitchner and CEO Amit Horman.
For more, visit the Miya website.