Photo by Suthep Kritsanavarin @suthepkritsanavarin for @everydayclimatechange
Kampong Luang, Tonle Sap Lake. Walking house is one of the genius solutions of people who live in Tonle Sap. There are three kinds of house in the lake. They are floating house, stilt house and walking house. The Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. The size of the lake is seasonal change. In the flooding time from August to November, the lake grows up and retreat to smaller size in dry season. The lake reaches maximum size in October which is five times larger than the dry season. People live here have to adapt their living style to match this nature changing. The house owner said “We move around 10-12 times each year. Move up and down follow the level of water. We cannot live far from the lake as our jobs depend on it.” As husband is labor at the port and wife open small coffee shop for workers. However, the recent years the water level is unstable and cause several change to people life. Fishing is not good as before cause by climate change and hydropower project on the upper Mekong. Tonle Sap is one of the most productive fresh water fishing in the world. When the fishing industry decline, it’s affected other related businesses. Many people move to live permanently on land. There is news that Cambodian government plan to move this community and others around the lake to settle on the land as fishing industry collapse. #cambodia #tonlesaplake #mekong #mekongriver #tonlesap #lake #river #fishing #aquatic #village #walking #move #freshwater #southeastasia #asia #flooding #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #dam #hydropower #house #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #raining
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