Mexico Combines Federal and State Resources to Address Transboundary Pollution

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC, or CILA its acronym in Spanish), signed a collaboration agreement with the State of Baja California’s Public Services Commission in Tijuana (CESPT) to address transboundary polluted flows impacting our region.

The agreement was signed by Baja California Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and Roberto Salmon Castelo, Mexican Commissioner of CILA. The document outlines the next steps for CILA to take over the rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of the pumping stations that gather sewage flows from the Tijuana River. In addition, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working with agencies within the Mexican Federal Government to allocate funding to mitigate pollution and reduce transboundary flows.