The island of Mayotte, off the coast of Africa, is dying of thirst – France – Mayotte

The French-controlled island has had to impose water restrictions after seasonal rains came late — but water resources were already under pressure from a rising population. By December last year locals were reporting days going by without access to drinking water. Fluence — which makes low-energy, water treatment systems — has won a contract to supply three of its seawater desalination units for €1.5 million ($2.3 million). Delivery will take place within two months. Mayotte, situated between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean, is an overseas outpost of France. It consists of a main [