Water pollution endangers the ‘Heart of Cambodia’

    The above video from IGESjapan explores how environmental contamination of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake has endangered the health and livelihood of locals, as well as what efforts are being undertaken to safeguard the country’s “great lake.”

    Known as “the Heart of Cambodia,” Tonle Sap Lake has helped nurture the ecosystem, culture, society, economy, and even identify of the local people.

    But this great bringer of life has increasingly become a source of serious health risks for the three million people living in and around it.

    Discovering a link between poor water quality and illness, Japanese and Cambodian scientists have come together to find a way to conserve the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, as well as the people who depend on it for survival.