The Binational Core Group is restructured

Binational Border Water Resource Summit: 2011 | 2012

Established in 1889, the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) has responsibility for applying the boundary and water treaties between the United States and Mexico and settling differences that may arise in their application.  The IBWC is an international body composed of the United States Section and the Mexican Section, each headed by an Engineer-Commissioner appointed by his/her respective president.  Each Section is administered independently of the other.  The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) is a federal government agency and is headquartered in El Paso, Texas.  The IBWC operates under the foreign policy guidance of the Department of State.  The Mexican Section is under the administrative supervision of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is headquartered in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

The Convention of 1889 creating the International Boundary Commission (IBC), and the 1944 Treaty, which expanded its responsibilities and changed its name to the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), both provide that it shall consist of a United States Section and a Mexican Section.  The 1944 Treaty further provides that it shall in all respects have the status of an international body, that the head of each Section must be an Engineer Commissioner and that wherever Treaty provisions call for joint action or joint agreement by the two Governments such matters shall be handled by or through the Department of State of the United States and the Secretariat of Foreign Relations of Mexico.

Binational Core Group

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11/26/2019
Cured in Place Pipe Repairs and Aquatic Habitat in the Santa Cruz River on Agenda for Public Meeting December 12 in Tucson

11/25/2019
Perspectives on Environmental Issues in the Tijuana River Valley will be discussed at December 5 Public Meeting in Imperial Beach, CA

11/4/2019
Real-Time Water Sensors and Texas Flood Infrastructure Fund to be Discussed at November 13 Meeting in Mercedes

10/30/2019
USIBWC Awards Contract to Remove Sediment from the Rio Grande

10/10/2019
U.S. Commissioner to Attend October 24 Meeting in Calexico; New River Water Quality on Agenda

10/10/2019
Amistad Dam Road to Close October 18 for Abrazo Ceremony

9/30/2019
Rio Grande Fish Habitat and Sediment Removal Projects on Agenda for October 10 Public Meetings in Las Cruces

9/25/2019
Amistad Dam Road to Close September 27th and 28th for Dam Maintenance

9/12/2019
Officials Celebrate Amistad Dam’s 50th Anniversary

9/6/2019
Amistad Dam Road to Close September 11 – 12 for 50th Anniversary Ceremony

9/3/2019
Assessing Projects to Improve Water Quality in the Tijuana River Valley and Legislative Funding to be Discussed at September 12 Public Meeting in Imperial Beach, CA

8/29/2019
Concern Over PFAS
Contaminants in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations in Mexico to be Discussed at September 12 Meeting in Nogales

8/23/2019
USIBWC Announces 2019-2020 Bird Hunting Areas Along the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico and West Texas

8/21/2019
Transboundary Issues in the Tijuana River Basin Newsletter
Volume 11

8/15/2019
Colorado River Binational Water Scarcity Contingency Plan Savings to Take Effect in 2020

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