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 Acting Commissioner Daniel Avila, 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 1st 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

Hidalgo County Transportation Projects, Rio Grande Water Quality, Arroyo Colorado, Vegetation Management and Levee Restoration work on Agenda for July 28th Meeting via Webinar

USIBWC Awards Contract to Rehabilitate Sewage Pipeline in Nogales, AZ

USIBWC Partners with Law Enforcement to Address Prohibited Activities Along the Rio Grande Levees

New San Diego Area Operations Manager to Give Update on Border Sanitation Issues and EPA to Discuss Projects to Address Water Pollution from Tijuana at July 1 Meeting Via Webinar.

Convention of 1906, 2021 Rio Grande Water Allocations, and Levee Rehabilitation Work on Agenda for June 24 Webinar

Arizona's Water Reduction in 2022, Water Scarcity Plan and Binational Aquifer Collaboration to be Discussed at June 10 Webinar

Commission Implements        Projects for Sustainable      Management of the Colorado River Basin

Imperial Dam Maintenance and Yuma Area Salinity Management on Agenda for May 19 Webinar


Hike and Bike Trail Expansion Project and the Arroyo Colorado Vegetation Management will be Discussed at March 24 Meeting via Webinar

Meet the Mayor, Advocacy for Infrastructure, and USIBWC Activities on Agenda for March 4 Meeting via Webinar

Rio Grande Levee Rehabilitation, Aquatic Habitat Restoration, and Restricted Activities on USIBWC Lands on Agenda for February 25 Webinar

Fort Hancock-Porvenir Intl Bridge to Close to Vehicular Traffic on Feb. 13, 2021; Only Pedestrian Traffic Allowed Until Further Notice

Contract Awarded for Vegetation Removal and Restoration of the Arroyo Colorado in Harlingen, Texas

USIBWC Selects Colorado River Citizens Forum Board Members for 2-Year Term


Solutions to Address Cross-Border Sanitation Issues to be Discussed at February 11 Webinar

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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