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Title: Aquatic Ecology Monitoring: Water quality, fish, fish catch, sanitation and disease vectors

Date Published: October 2011
Author/s: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI)
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Funding Agency :
Copyright/patents/trade marks: NaFIRRI
Journal Publisher: NaFIRRI
Affiliation: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL)


The results reported on were from a monitoring survey No. 9 undertaken between 9 th and
12th September 2011 during construction period of the Bujagali Hydropower Project
(BHPP). Two pre-construction, baseline surveys in April 2000 and April 2006 were
conducted and so far, during construction phase of the project, eight monitoring surveys
have been undertaken i.e. in September 2007, April 2008, April 2009, October 2009,
April 2010, September 2010, April 2011 and the present one, in September 2011. Since
2009 biannual monitoring surveys have been conducted at an upstream and a downstream
transect of the BHPP with emphasis on the following aspects:
water quality determinants
biology and ecology of fishes and food webs
fish stock and fish catch including economic aspects of catch and
sanitation/vector studies (bilharzias and river blindness)