The lake where Prak Sophea lives on the outskirts of Phnom Penh is unrecognisable from when she built her stilted shack more than 20 years ago.
Back then, she could barely see the other side of the lake. Now, signs of rapid development are everywhere as bulldozers haul freshly dug earth from the shoreline and signs advertise new boreys, or gated communities.
As the shoreline changes, the 3,200-hectare (8,000-acre) lake is disappearing: every day, dozens of trucks dump big piles of sand into the water, which creep closer to Sophea’s wooden home.
In full: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/nov/08/why-do-we-have-no-rights-phnom-penh-lake-community-make-last-stand-against-developers