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 3rd Qtr 2019EEO 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
Commission Signs Colorado River Binational Water Scarcity Contingency Plan Report

USIBWC Opens Public Comment Period and Plans Public Hearings for Two Draft Environmental Assessments for the Rio Grande Canalization Project

Rio Grande Water Quality Report and River Management
Alternatives on Agenda For July 11 Public Meeting in El Paso

Update on Private Gate on Federal Property

Private Gate on Federal Property to be Locked at Night

Private Gate Constructed on Federal Property
June 20th Public Meeting Scheduled in Nogales, AZ to Discuss Transboundary Stormwater and an Interactive Map of the Santa Cruz River


USIBWC Opens Public Comment Period and Plans Public Hearings for Two Draft Environmental Assesments for the Rio Grande Canalization Project

Effects of Sewage in Coronado and Tijuana River Diversion Study to be Discussed at June 6 Public Meeting in Imperial Beach, CA

Controlling Carrizo Cane Along the Rio Grande and Real Time Water Sensors to be Discussed at May 8th Meeting in Mercedes, TX

Accounting for the use of Colorado River Water and Salton Sea Management to be Discussed at April 24 Public Meeting in El Centro, CA

Water Quality Report and De-Silting Activities Along the Rio Grande on Agenda for April 11 Public Meeting in Las Cruces.

Binational Summit
on Groundwater at the US-Mexico Border.
For more information visit: IBWC Binational Summit

Stormwater Recharge and Transboundary Wastewater to be Discussed at March 21 Public Meeting in Sierra Vista

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