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:
Whistleblower Retaliation
Prohibited Personnel Practices
Your Rights
Know Your Rights

News and Press Releases

Third International Boundary and Water Commission Field Office  Receives   LEED Certification

Report Documents Habitat Restoration Achievements in Colorado River Delta Region in Mexico

Agency Completes El Paso Canal Project

USIBWC Hires Expert in Environmental Compliance to Lead San Diego Field Office

NOTICE: As of March 23, The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 30, 2020, 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.

USIBWC Seeks Applicants for Lower Rio Grande Committee

USIBWC Selects 13 Citizens Forum Board Members to Serve 2-Year Term

USIBWC Selects 10 Citizens Forum Board members to Serve 2-Year Term

Commission Convenes Meeting to Discuss Challenges in the Tijuana River Basin

Transportation Improvements in Hidalgo County, Flood Control Maintenance, and Illegal Dumping will be Discussed at February 12 Meetings in Mercedes 

USIBWC Finalizes Management Decisions for the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico and West Texas 

Update on Storm Drain Blockage at San Diego, CA - Tijuana, BC Border 


Meeting of the IBWC Minute 320 Binational Core Group for the Tijuana River Basin to be held in Tijuana, Baja California on January 28, 2020

Colorado River Salinity Control Program and Water Supply Report on Agenda for Public Meeting January 22 in Yuma

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