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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 Jayne Harkins, 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 2nd Qtr 2020EEO 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.state.gov or 202-663-0340
Mexican Section of the IBWC
Visit the website of our counterpart, la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas (CILA)

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:
Whistleblowing
Whistleblower Retaliation
Prohibited Personnel Practices
Your Rights
Know Your Rights

 News and Press Releases

7/28/2020
Levees Off Limits

7/17/2020
Mexico Must Take Immediate Action to Meet Treaty Obligations

7/16/2020
Tijuana River Infrastructure Repairs Scheduled for Night of July 16; Tijuana River Flow to U.S. to Increase Temporarily

7/9/2020
Action Needed to Comply with Water Treaty

6/30/2020
ADEQ and USIBWC Achieve Landmark Settlement to Address Wastewater Impacts

6/25/2020
International Boundary and Water Commission's San Diego-Tijuana Activities on Agenda for July 2 Public Meeting via Skype for Business Meeting

6/23/2020
Agency Seeks Public Comment on Alternatives to Improve the Flood Capacity of the Arroyo Colorado in Harlingen, Texas

6/10/20
Binational Study of Water Desalination Opportunities in the Sea of Cortez

6/09/2020
Upgrades Planned for the Tijuana River Infrastructure in Mexico

5/12/2020
Third International Boundary and Water Commission Field Office  Receives   LEED Certification

5/7/2020
Report Documents Habitat Restoration Achievements in Colorado River Delta Region in Mexico

4/23/2020
Agency Completes El Paso Canal Project

4/14/2020
USIBWC Hires Expert in Environmental Compliance to Lead San Diego Field Office

3/23/2020
NOTICE: As of March 23, 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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