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 Maria-Elena Giner,    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 2022EEO 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

Commissioners Inspect Work to Repair Damaged Tijuana Sewer Lines; Transboundary Flow in the Tijuana River Expected to End Soon

Update on Damaged Pipeline at Matadero Canyon in Mexico

Federal Government Promotes Water Programs in South Texas

USIBWC Activities and Ocean Monitoring Program on July 14th Agenda for In-Person Meeting

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

Draft Environment Impact Statement Released for Projects to Mitigate Transborder Water Pollution

2022 Water Deliveries and Monsoon Season Forecast on Agenda for June 23 In-Person Meeting

Nogales Wastewater Pipeline Project and the Return of Aquatic Species to the Santa Cruz River to be Discussed at June 9 Meeting

Plan and Solutions to improve the New River Water Quality on Agenda for May 18 Meeting via Webinar

USIBWC Signs Settlement Agreement in the Tijuana River Valley Litigation; Commissioner Giner to Speak on Scope of Settlement

Levee Rehabilitation Projects, Rio Grande Salinity Control and Water Deliveries from Mexico on Agenda for March 24 Webinar

National Engineer Week - Black History Month

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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