CARLSBAD, Calif., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- David Arison, Board Member at Arison Investments and The Ted Arison Family Foundation, and VP of Global Business Relations at Miya, was invited to speak at Fortune's Brainstorming E 2016 conference. Arison spoke at The Water Revolution session, focusing on creating cross-sector partnerships that protect, preserve and increase global water supply.
Brainstorm E brings together the world's leading experts at the forefront of convergence technology, energy and sustainability, including CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders. The conference is oriented towards harnessing the brainpower of the business sector to profitably solve some of the world's biggest environmental issues, by challenging them to brainstorm, and collaborate together.
Emphasizing the triple bottom line benefits attained through values-based impact investing, David Arison shared case studies and examples from Arison Investments including its subsidiary', Miya's successful water-efficiency projects in Manila and The Bahamas. These projects led to savings of more than 800M liters (185M gallons) of fresh water per day, and have connected millions of people to water, and transformed the local water utilities into modern companies. Arison emphasized the importance of partnerships that bridge between utilities, governments, and private sector players, to deliver sustainable results for all stakeholders.
Arison was joined on The Water Revolution panel by other innovative executives: Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CTO, Anaergia; Robin Gilthorpe, Chief Executive Officer, WaterSmart Software; Heiner Markhoff, President and CEO, Water & Distributed Power, GE Power; Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Water Strategy, Social Impact Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Michael Sullivan, Global Leader, IBM Smarter Water, IBM.
David Arison said, "Miya's vision is to ensure an abundance of fresh water. In order to close the 40% supply and demand gap projected by the world back by 2030 we must be efficient throughout the whole supply chain. Building desalination plants are important moving forward however, over a third of the worlds produced and distributed drinking water physically leaks out of our cities pipes. Doing an efficiency project on the distribution system is the fastest and most cost effective way it close the gap. When our systems are efficient we can plan our future facilities to meet real current and future demand."
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