A2W offers a win-win business model, ensuring access to drinking water for impoverished populations, whilst assuring the financial sustainability of the project. All the projects at A2W are eco and socially responsible, while benefiting from their strong local roots. Moreover, A2W focuses on the social, economical, environmental and health impact of its projects. In this way, the projects have allowed notable improvements, as follows:
This research project aims to come up with innovative, low-cost and eco-friendly technical solutions, in order to offer access to drinking water to small communities such as schools, or health centers, situated in water stressed regions.
This project is carried out in collaboration with the centre ‘Essential Tech’ of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Haute École de l’Arc Jurassien (HE-ARC), and several private partners.
To this day, A2W and its original partner Swiss Fresh Water have installed more than 180 water filtration machines in Senegal. These machines are distributed between 150 water kiosks, reunited under the trademark Diam’O, and are operational both in urban communities and rural ones affected by water stress. The kiosks have positive local, social, economic and environmental impacts.
Over the course of 7 years, the kiosks Diam’O have produced over 154 million litres of drinking water, including 36 million litres in 2019 alone, and have generated, directly and indirectly, over 600 jobs. At the end of 2019, A2W handed the chain of Diam’O kiosks over to Swiss Fresh Water SA; this enterprise is socially responsible, helping the development and attraction of private investors. These machines are still in use today.
A valued partner
For several years, A2W has worked in close collaboration with the NGO Access To Water Senegal, managed by Badara Diom, who is also the mayor of the Djirnda city in the Sine-Saloum island.
Partners of our current projects
Thank you to our donors who since 2012 have made these projects possible
We are also very thankful to all other donors that support our mission. Particularly:
Rotary Club Genève-Lac, RC Genève, RC Genève Palais Wilson, RC Genève Sud, RC Portes de Lavaux, RC Yverdon-les-Bains, RC Dakar-Soleil, la Fondation Rotary, RC Lausanne, RC Muellheim Badenweiler, Ordre de Saint-Jean (Vaud et Suisse), Lions-Jorat, Soroptimist Lausanne et Suisse et de très nombreux donateurs privé.