EPA Collaboration with Mexico
- Goal 1: Reduce Air Pollution
- Goal 2: Improve Access to Clean and Safe Water
- Goal 3: Promote Materials Management, Waste Management, and Clean Sites
- Goal 4: Enhance Joint Preparedness for Environmental Response
- Goal 5: Enhance Compliance Assurance and Environmental Stewardship
Explore our work
- Border 2020 Program
- EPA Collaboration with the Border Health Commission
- The North American Development Bank (NADB) and Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC)
- Preparing for and preventing environmental emergencies
- US-Mexico Border: Water Infrastructure Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ U.S.-México Border Health Commission (BHC), U.S. Section have been working together since 2011 to identify joint priorities and possible areas of collaboration.
The 2016 agreement between EPA and BHC identifies the areas of collaboration, with particular focus on fulfilling and strengthening each organization’s strategic frameworks along the U.S.-México border, including EPA’s Border 2020 Program and the BHC’s Healthy Border 2020 initiative. The goal of the collaborative agreement is to advance efforts that address the important relationship between the environment and public health.
Additional Resources About Environment and the Mexico-U.S. Border
- International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). Exit The U.S. and Mexico have cooperated on their shared border environment for over a hundred years. Much of this cooperation took place under the auspices of the IBWC, a U.S.-Mexico international organization with a presence in both countries. The IBWC administers several large water cleanup projects, including those in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo.
- Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC). Exit BECC identifies, develops, and certifies environmental infrastructure projects in the the U.S.-Mexico border area.
- North American Development Bank (NADBank). Exit NADBank participates in the financing of BECC-certified projects.
- SEMARNAT, Exit Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. SEMARNAT is EPA's federal counterpart in the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program.