The results reported on were from a monitoring survey No. 8 undertaken between 6 th and 10th April 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, seven monitoring surveys have been undertaken i.e. in September 2007, April 2008, April 2009, October 2009, April 2010, September 2010 and the present one, in April 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).