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Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC)

is a statutory water management body in Zimbabwe established by an Act of Parliament; Water Act of 1998 (Chapter 20:24) under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate. It is the lowest water planning & management unit upstream of the Manyame River that eventually flows into Zambezi River. The UMSCC manages water in the Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment, a river basin delineated on the basis of hydrological boundaries and pragmatism. The River Basin straddles over five administrative districts namely Harare metropolitan, Goromonzi, Marondera, Manyame, and Zvimba. The Subcatchment is subdivided into ten (10) micro-catchments namely: Mukuvisi, Marimba, Nyatsime, Musitwe, Ruwa, Lake Manyame Basin, Gwebi, Chivero Basin, Umzururu and Manyame Upstream. UMSCC is made up of diverse stakeholders which consist of domestic groundwater users, communal farmers, small scale commercial farmers, resettled farmers, large scale commercial farmers, small scale miners, large scale miners, rural district councils, urban town councils, industries and any other deemed group by the respective Sub-Catchment Council.