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Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

27 Feb 2019 - 8:10AM

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers