MIYA is Proud to Continue its Sponsorship of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association Conference

19 Oct 2023

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The event, celebrating its 32nd edition, will be held from 23rd to 27th of October in Georgetown, Guyana. The conference will bring together water industry leaders in the public and private sectors of the region. 

For the sixth year in a row, MIYA is sponsoring the conference organized by the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA).

This year the Company has decided to sponsor the Technical Sessions as we feel identified with the topics to be developed which align with the Company’s approach. At MIYA we feel at home in the Caribbean thanks to the projects carried out in the Bahamas and Jamaica, this being the most relevant Conference for the company. 

The Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference is an annual meeting. This edition will focus on "Accelerating Change in the Water and Wastewater and Solid Waste Sectors”

It is the largest gathering of its kind of various sectors such as the private, through exhibitors, development partners, Government Ministries, government agencies, water utilities and waste management authorities, experts, professionals, practitioners, academia and the media.

This year’s Event will also feature the first meeting of Caribbean Ministers Responsible for Finance, noting that one of the main obstacles facing sector development and appropriate management is adequate financing.

MIYA will participate in 2 sessions through the week, presenting the following topics:

  • Alvaro Ramalho, MIYA Country Manager in the region, will introduce the NRW Reduction Program executed in Nassau, Bahamas. (October 25th)

  • Katherine Paleracio, MIYA Jamaica Project Manager will talk on the Co-Management NRW Reduction Program being carried out in Portmore, Jamaica. (October 25th)

  • Additionally, MIYA will lead the "Debate on Best Practices and How to Deliver a Successful NRW project”. This forum will provide an opportunity to compare and contrast many of the practices covered in the technical presentations as well as provide recommendations to water providers in the region based on lessons learned in the Caribbean and throughout the world.


MIYA has been present in the Caribbean area since 2012, when the company was awarded a 10-year contract by the Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company to reduce water losses in New Providence. In 2015, the company, together with the National Water Company (NWC) of Jamaica, signed a contract to maximize the efficiency of NWC’s Kingston and Saint Andrews’ water systems.

Additionally, in 2020 the National Water Company of Jamaica awarded MIYA a new Co-management, Non-Revenue Water Reduction program on the island, specifically in the Portmore area.

WEX awarded the Kingston and Nassau with the prizes of Innovation in the Field of Infrastructure and Innovation in Financial Partnership, respectively. 

If you wish to register or know more details regarding the conference, please visit the CWWA website: www.cwwa.net