White Nile River BasinPhoto Gallery

People Using the White Nile


INDIVIDUAL and cooperative fishing, and water acquired via buckets and pumps, are the two traditional major uses of the Ugandan branches, tributaries and lakes in its White Nile River Basin. Today this watershed’s dramatic waterfalls challenge the adventurous rafters but are one by one being taken over to power hydro-electric dams. The No Water No Life March–April 2010 expedition to this region focused on the impacts of infrastructure projects such as these dams, limestone and oil mining, highway bridges, and Kampala hotels’ new golf courses.

Fishing from and under bridge over Kasinga Channel
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Water supply project near Kibale
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Pump at Bujagali Falls at Jinga
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Woman walking on bridge over Kasinga Channel
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Fishing on Lake Edward
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Lake Victoria fish market west of Kampala
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Fishing boats on Kasinga Channel
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Boat launch on Lake Mburo
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Fishing on Lake Edward
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Fishing community on Kasinga Channel
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Gathering water in stream near Kibale
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Fishing community on Kasinga Channel
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Gathering water in stream near Kibale
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Rafting Bujagali Falls rapids
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Muddy water channel in Entebbe
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Bridge over “Source of Nile,” Jinga
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Bridge over “Source of Nile,” Jinga
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Bridge over “Source of Nile,” Jinga
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Bujagali Dam under construction, Jinga
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Jinga resident looking at Bujagali Dam
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Bujagali Dam under construction, Jinga
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Pump at Bujagali Falls at Jinga
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Community on eastern shore of Lake Albert
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Fishing on Lake Albert
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