Water crisis a global issue at the heart of concerns

In 2024, access to drinking water is still not a universal reality. This vital resource is dwindling and its availability to all is even more uncertain, particularly for the most vulnerable populations. Developed countries are also confronted with drinking water supply problems, due in particular to climate change, the depletion of water tables and water wastage, all of which lead to shortages, restrictions and shortages that can last from time to time or even longer.In 2024, access to drinking water is still not a universal reality. This vital resource is dwindling and its availability to all is even more uncertain, particularly for the most vulnerable populations. Developed countries are also confronted with drinking water supply problems, due in particular to climate change, the depletion of water tables and water wastage, all of which lead to cuts, restrictions and shortages that can last from time to time or even longer.

  • Deprivation of drinking water

    1 in 3 people in the world do not have access to safe water, i.e. 2.2 billion people who do not have access to safe drinking water supply services - UNICEF, WHO

  • Water shortage

    Nearly 1.6 billion people, more than a quarter of the world's population, face water shortages - United Nations

  • Water stress

    10% of the world's population already lives in countries where water stress is high or critical - UN. In France, 700 municipalities were without drinking water in the summer of 2022 - Caisse des dépôts

  • Climate change

    5 billion people will be affected by water shortages by 2050, due to climate change (droughts, floods, etc.), which is degrading the quality and availability of drinking water - WMO

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The ORISA® water filter

Deployed by the thousands by NGOs

We designed ORISA® in response to specifications drawn up with major French and international NGOs: Doctors without Borders, the French Red Cross, Solidarités International, Médecins du Monde, Handicap International, Terre des Hommes Lausanne, Premières Urgences. Today, more than 200,000 people in 50 countries around the world already use our autonomous water treatment system.

Humanitarian

Orisa®

Tested, certified and recognised performance and filtration capacity.

Because quality is a fundamental value that forges our DNA, we comply with strict standards that attest to the performance of our water filtration equipment.

  • Effectiveness tested by the Pasteur Institute

    Effectiveness tested by the Pasteur Institute, which states that ORISA® filters fresh water optimally: biological contamination eliminated and water filtered of all suspended matter.

    See the tests  
  • NSF compliance

    ORISA® has been designed to meet the highest filtration standards. Its capacities comply with NSF standards 231 and 248 relating to water treatment protocols.

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  • World Health Organisation

    Tested under the WHO's international assessment programme for domestic water treatment technologies (HWTS round III): performance level "Complete protection: three stars".

    See the report  
  • French know-how and manufacturing

    Made in Vendée and certified Origine France Garantie by the Association Pro France, which certifies strict compliance with the health, social and environmental standards for which French manufacturing is renowned.

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  • Solar Impulse certified solution

    ORISA® is certified Efficient Solutions by the Solar Impulse Foundation, which recognises sustainability and efficiency in the fight against global warming in line with the United Nations' MDG 6.

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Our ORISA® tutorials

  • ORISA® - Ultrafiltration membrane pumping and backwashing tutorial

  • ORISA® - Tutorial on how backwashing works

  • ORISA® - Prefilter cleaning and gasket replacement tutorial

DIGNITY AND AUTONOMY

HEALTH AND RESILIENCE

Designed to cope
with the toughest conditions

Our water filtration equipment helps users to cope with the most complex and remote situations.

See our humanitarian deployments  

Humanitarian commitment

100 ORISA® purchased = 1 ORISA® donated for humanitarian work.

To help vulnerable populations, we are giving away one ORISA® deployed in a humanitarian context for every 100 ORISA® purchased for use by private individuals.
This programme is aimed at humanitarian projects in the form of donations of purifiers. Together, we are helping to ensure that everyone has universal access to clean water.
NGOs and associations, share your humanitarian projects linked to access to water with us to receive ORISA®s!

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A worldwide distribution 50 countries

Fonto de vivo

A socially committed company specialising in water treatment

David Monnier and Anthony Cailleau, a former emergency humanitarian with a passion for development, founded Fonto de vivo in 2017 and built up a small team of committed and agile talent in France and internationally. Together, their ambition is to combat water insecurity in humanitarian contexts by providing autonomous solutions to NGOs.

In 2023, access to drinking water is still not a universal reality for more than 2.2 billion people around the world. This vital resource is dwindling and its availability to all is even more uncertain. Developed countries are also facing problems with their drinking water supplies, due in particular to climate change, which is responsible for increasing drought, the depletion of groundwater, and water wastage, leading to shortages, restrictions and shortages that can last from time to time or even longer.

Fonto de vivo gives each and every one of us the power to be resilient in the face of the water crisis.

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  • Liability

    Responsibility is a core value for Fonto de vivo. It reflects our commitment to ensuring access to drinking water for everyone, everywhere. We work every day for social justice around the world. Water is a precious resource that must be shared fairly.

  • Humanism

    This commitment to humanitarian aid, in both extreme emergency and development situations, demonstrates the reliability of our equipment and its effectiveness in the fight against water-borne diseases throughout the world. The equipment can be used by beneficiaries to enhance their dignity, or by private individuals in search of autonomy.

  • Quality

    Quality is a founding value of our products and services. We develop low-tech, durable, effective and efficient solutions with quality and sustainability as our guiding principles.

  • Partnership

    Partnership permeates everything we do, from the creation of Fonto de vivo, to the design of our water filtration products, to their deployment in the field. We work alongside NGOs and local organisations to provide solutions to waterborne diseases around the world.