Our mission is to provide binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States - Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region.

About Us

The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), is headed by Commissioner Maria-Elena Giner,    a federal government agency and the U.S. component of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), which applies the boundary and water treaties of the United States and Mexico and settles differences that may arise in their application  More

U.S. IBWC Boundary Marker

No FEAR Act Data
Posted Pursuant to the No FEAR Act updated 3rd  Qtr 2021EEO Data

No Fear Retaliation Notice

Freedom of Information Act
Find F.O.I.A. compliance information and procedures on how to request information from U.S. IBWC.

Flood Warning Notices
See Flood Warning Notices to the general public, all owners, lessees, licensees and users of lands in the border region.

Rio Grande Water Flows
Quick link to real time water flows of the Rio Grande

Suspected Fraud
For information on how to report suspected fraud and or to obtain IG reports, please visit: https://oig.hhs.gov/ or 202-663-0340
Mexican Section of the IBWC
Visit the website of our counterpart, la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas (CILA)

USIBWC Strategic Plan 2021 -2025

Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
To obtain a copy of a public financial disclosure report (OGE Form 278e), please submit OGE Form 201 to the Chief Legal Counsel

Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
Visit the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) website to read about Whistleblower rights, the Hatch Act, Prohibited Personnel Practices or file a claim

OSC Posters:
Whistleblower Retaliation
Prohibited Personnel Practices
Your Rights
Know Your Rights

News and Press Releases

U.S. Commissioner to Attend January 19 Citizens Forum for the Colorado River; Progress of the New River Improvement Plan and U.S. - Mexico Colorado River Cooperation on Agenda

USIBWC Awards Contract to Rehabilitate the Levee at Edinburg Pump Station in Penitas, Texas

USIBWC Commissioner to Speak During November 17 Webinar Meeting; Updates on Hidalgo County Detention Ponds and Arroyo Colorado Vegetation Management Also on the Agenda

U.S. Commissioner to Speak at November 4th Citizens Forum Meeting for San Diego; Projects to Address Water Pollution from Tijuana & Sediment Management on Agenda

U.S. Commissioner to Attend October 28th Public Meeting: El Paso Wastewater Emergency and Rio Grande Flood Control Levee Project Update

U.S. Commissioner to Attend October 14th Webinar: IOI Update, Effluent Recharge in Southern Arizona, and PFAS Occurrences in the Tucson Basin.

Colorado River Water Reductions in 2022 and Salton Sea Projects on Agenda for September 15th Meeting via Webinar

President Appoints First Latina to Lead U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission

President Biden Intends to Appoint Maria-Elena Giner as Commissioner of USIBWC

USIBWC Announces 2021-2022 Bird Hunting Areas Along the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico and West Texas

Colorado River Drought Triggers Water Delivery Reductions in the United States and Mexico in 2022

NOTICE: As of March 23, 2020, The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has suspended routine in-person services until further notice, to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USIBWC staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USIBWC will respond to emergency situations. To report an emergency, please contact the appropriate official at our field office or HQ POC.

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