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Floating Community Ecological Sanitation Project on the Tonle Sap Lake

The project is located on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s largest lake, with an initial focus in Phat Sanday Commune, Kampong Thom Province for trials and demonstrations. For communities on and around the Tonle Sap Lake and other waterways in Cambodia, there are a number of physical limitations due to the challenging environments of floating villages, flood-affected areas, and marginal riverbank areas. There are no currently affordable sanitation options available for these floating and stilted communities, so they are left with no choice but to urinate and defecate directly into the lake contaminating the waters that are the major source of their daily subsistence, including drinking, washing, bathing, and fishing. As a result, the households are exposed to a range of pathogens and residents in the floating communities suffer from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases. 

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UNEP, KOICA, CAPS
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