Where we work
Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, only 37% of the population have access to at least a basic water supply. Through this Acqua for Life project, trained coaches helped boost girls' self-confidence and hygiene knowledge. The installation of improved water and sanitation facilities in schools in the central region has benefited thousands of children. In the upcoming three years, the Acqua for Life initiative will help construct 72 toilets and install 12 rainwater tanks for the benefit of over 3,500 students.close
Heinigou Village, located in Yunnan, was the first destination of Acqua for Life in China in 2012, where a reservoir has been built to provide safe water for villagers.close
Tampitiya villagers are benefiting from a newly drilled well, a pump room, water tank, filtering plant and pipes direct to individual households.close
Acqua for Life has contributed to construct water and sanitation facilities at birthing and healthcare centers in Kailali and Bardiya, reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases by 10% and improving hygiene behaviours of new mothers by 60%. In the next three years, thanks to Acqua for Life’s contribution, approximately 5,523 pregnant women coming to the healthcare facilities for delivery/guardian of a newborn will benefit from hygiene sessions.close
Acqua for Life initiative has been operating in both Kolkata and Tamil Nadu state in South India.
In Kolkata, 35% of schools had no access to drinking facilities in 2015. Over the three next years, via Acqua for Life projects, four schools will be equipped and capacitated with water filtration systems, water storage tanks, designated drinking water stations and taps, new urinals and toilets; helping approximately 2,000 children.
In Tamil Nadu state, in addition to the installation of water systems, emphasis has been put on the sensitization of hundreds of teachers and students regarding preservation and use of water, hygiene and diseases
In the Manjankandriana District of Madagascar, water access is around 58%, with potable water access at 0%. Over the next three years, through the support of Acqua for Life initiative, a long-term impact on the region will be possible, achieving clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.close
In Kenya 70% of the population in rural areas lack of access to basic sanitation. In the Rift Valley, Acqua for Life is installing water supply systems and about 15,000 community members and school-going children will benefit from it directly.close
Acqua for Life has been operating in both Patagonia and the Provincia de Misiones.
In Patagonia a treatment plant was installed using the reverse osmosis technique to produce at least 15,000 liters per day of drinking water. 1000 people will see their drinking water secured and guaranteed.
In the Selva Yriapu reserve, thanks to a water pump, piping system and a storage tank, 100 liters per person and per day will be accessible.
The Acqua for Life project in Brazil is in the State of Sao Paolo, where the access to safe water increases food security and enhances environmental sustainability by improving the access of farmers to appropriate irrigation technologies and practices.close
Eight municipalities in Cruceños Valley have declared a state of natural catastrophe due to drought. Cisterns, like the ones installed through Acqua for Life project, provide a reliable supply of water to children and families, and can be restocked with water brought from elsewhere even if the local supply runs dry.close
For the tenth year running, Giorgio Armani beauty, via the Acqua for Life initiative, continues to be a major partner of the UNICEF "Tap project", designed to raise funds to provide safe, clean water to children all over the world.close
Four schools in two townships of the state of Morelos benefit from Acqua for Life's commitment to address the issues of clean water, hygiene, and sanitation in the most deprived communities.close
Barely half of the population living in rural Ghana enjoys access to water. With the 95 water supply systems built over the last five years, Acqua for Live project initiated a change in these communities.close
In the Ranérou-Ferlo district, in three different schools, water supply systems and latrine blocks with hand washing facilities and drinking fountains were installed. Rather than having to fetch water before classes start or, worse, missing out on school altogether, children can now spend their days in education.close
Acqua for Life計畫始於2010年，源於一種簡單且基本的哲學理念：水是生命最重要的元素之一，它創造生命並賦予其力量。但現實是，全球每9人中，就有1人無法享有潔淨的水資源。
Acqua for Life之初衷是致力於提供乾淨飲水給所有位於缺水區域的人，而其主要貢獻為：
提供解決最貧困社區的清潔水、健康及衛生問題的全方位改善放法，推進包括安裝供水點、廁所、雨水收集過濾系統和淨水系統在內的活動，並通過普及社區專案維護辦法和水、健康和衛生常識，提高這活動的永續性，強化當地社區的持續能力以使 Acqua for Life 能夠長期運行下去；乾淨水資源的供應對社區健康和生計產生了積極健康的社會經濟影響。
Acqua for Life 計畫從各面向努力，幫助人們重獲飲用水及使用衛生設施的權利，讓這使命得以實現。
Acqua for Life Our partners
For the tenth year running, Giorgio Armani’s Acqua for Life campaign continues to help Unicef provide safe, clean drinking water for children.
Since 2010, Giorgio Armani has supported Unicef's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programs in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, Haiti, Tanzania, Togo and Vietnam. As part of Acqua for Life's 2019 campaign, funds raised are supporting Unicef's WASH programs in Haiti.
In 2018, Giorgio Armani’s Aqua for Life initiative selected WaterAid to join its existing partners Unicef USA and Green Cross International, in light of WaterAid’s technical expertise in the WASH sector. WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere, within a generation, and is currently working across 28 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. Also, WaterAid has a global presence, collaborative approach, and commitment to finding sustainable solutions to the water crisis around the world.
Between 2018 and 2020, the Acqua for Life initiative is supporting three WaterAid projects focusing on schools and health care facilities in Madagascar, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea.
Since 2011, Acqua for Life helps Green Cross International build wells, latrines, and washbasins to provide hygiene means and protect the immediate environment for the most deprived communities. In addition, Green Cross International conducts awareness campaigns on local water issues and hygiene, especially in schools, so that children understand from an early age the importance of simple actions - such as washing hands with soap - to prevent the spread of germs. Finally, the sustainability of the project also involves training adults in the proper use and maintenance of infrastructure.
Green Cross International has implemented projects for Acqua for Life in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Greater China, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, and Brazil. For 2019, the focus will be in Kenya, India, Greater China, and Argentina.
Acqua for life
by Viviane Sassen
為了深入瞭解Acqua for Life，荷蘭攝影師Viviane Sassen與該計畫合作組織一同於2018年4月拜訪了在馬達加斯加進行的Acqua for Life專案。在這裡， Viviane Sasssen 拍攝了一部影片及一系列照片，記錄下了為當地居民開發清潔水資源的過程。 Viviane Sassen的作品旨在突破傳統流派之間的界限，她的美學概念既借鑒了紀實攝影理念，其視覺效果的豐富變化賦予了鏡頭中的景象無窮的詮釋。
ACQUA FOR LIFE THROUGH AN ARTISTS' LENS