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.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)

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 Releases10/22/2020
US and Mexico Sign Agreement for Rio Grande Water Delivery by Mexico

USIBWC Selects Citizens Forum Board Members for 2-Year Term


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

USIBWC Seeks Applicants for Colorado River Citizens Forum

Commission Publishes Tijuana River Water Quality Study

Cooperation to Address Sanitation Issues and Rehabilitation of the Nogales Sewage Pipeline to be Discussed at October 8th Teams Meeting

USIBWC Seeks Applicants for Rio Grande Citizens Forum Board

USIBWC Announces 2020-2021 Bird Hunting Areas Along the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico and West Texas; Due to Construction, Some Areas in Texas are Off Limits This Season

Colorado River Binational Water Scarcity Contingency Plan Savings in Effect in 2021

Levees Off Limits

Mexico Must Take Immediate Action to Meet Treaty Obligations

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

Action Needed to Comply with Water Treaty

NOTICE: As of March 23rd, 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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