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Title: Aquatic Ecology Monitoring: Water quality, fish, fish catch, sanitation and disease vectors Monitoring No.5

Date Published: October 2010
Author/s: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI)
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Affiliation: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) P.O. Box 343, Jinja, Uganda, Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL)


The survey covered by this report was undertaken between 6 th and 9th October 2009 as a follow-up on the during construction surveys of the Bujagali Hydropwer Project (BHPP). In addition to two pre-construction baseline surveys in April 2000 and April 2006, four monitoring surveys have so far been undertaken i.e. in September 2007, April 2008, April 2009 and the present one, in October 2009. The 2009 biannual monitoring surveys were conducted at an upstream and a downstream transect of the BHPP with emphasis on the following aspects:
1.water quality determinants
2.biology and ecology of fishes and food webs stock and fish catch including economic aspects of catch and
4. sanitation/vector studies (bilharzias and river blindness)