Olushandja sub-basin is a water management area managed by the Olushandja Sub Basin Management Committee (OLBMC), which was appointed by the community and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), and German International Cooperation (GIZ). The OLBMC is established as a River Basin Management Committee in accordance with the Water Resource Management Act No. 24 of 2004 and approved amendments to the Act as published in the Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia and all relevant national legislation and regulations pertinent to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). In an advisory capacity this committee is designed to assist the Directorate of Resource Management of the MAWF with water related issues affecting the Olushanja Sub Basin. The Olushandja Sub Basin is part of the larger Cuvelai-Etosha River Basin located in the central-north part of Namibia. It stretches across three regions, namely, Omusati, Oshana and Kunene. Olushandja Sub-Basin has a population of about 107,161 people and a density of 17 people per square kilometer.

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