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Border 2020

Projects Funded under the Border 2020 Program along the Borders of EPA Region 6 States (TX, NM)

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About this Map

This map indicates places where US-Mexico Border Program is currently supporting and has funded border projects in the border region of Texas, New Mexico, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. Project locations are displayed in layers represented under each goal and/or fundamental strategy.  You can find additional details regarding the projects highlighted on the map in the Border 2020 accomplishment reports.

The map will be updated periodically to include newly-completed or newly-funded projects.

About the U.S-Mexico Border Program

The mission of the U.S-Mexico Border Program is to protect the environment and public health in the U.S.-Mexico border region, consistent with the principles of sustainable development.  Sustainable development under the Border Program is defined as “conservation-oriented social and economic development that emphasizes the protection and sustainable use of resources while addressing both current and future needs and present and future impacts of human actions.”

About Projects Funded Under the Border 2020 Program

The Border 2020 Program is the latest environmental program implemented under the 1983 La Paz Agreement between the United States and Mexico. Border 2020 has identified five long-term goals with specific objectives to address the most serious environmental and environmentally-related public health challenges in the border region. Some objectives and sub-objectives targeted by these strategic goals are broad and are expected to serve as guidance in the development of biennial action plans.  EPA, through a collaborative agreement with the North American Development Bank (NADB) Exit, has funded projects through various requests for proposal since the inception of the Border 2020 Program in 2012.   

Project Goals

Project goals include:
  • Goal #1: Reduce air pollution
  • Goal #2: Improve access to clean and safe water
  • Goal #3: Promote materials and waste management and clean sites
  • Goal #4: Enhance joint preparedness for environmental response
  • Goal #5: Compliance assurance and environmental stewardship

Learn more about the project goals.


Border 2020 has established six fundamental strategies that complement and inform the way we achieve the goals and objectives of the program:

1. Working to improve children’s health
2. Building capacity towards climate change resiliency
3. Protecting disadvantaged and underserved communities
4. Promoting environmental awareness
5. Promoting environmental health
6. Strengthening tribal, state, federal and international partnerships


To complement and support the goals and objectives, Border 2020 encourages the use of Border 2020 tools. The tools are not intended to be all-inclusive. They include:
  • Pollution Prevention Techniques
  • Public Health Interventions
  • Sustainable Management of Water Resources
  • Environmental Information
  • Regulation and Policy Development
  • Cooperative Enforcement and Compliance Assistance
  • Environmental Education and Training
  • Infrastructure Planning and Development

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When clicking on a group of project points, it is easy to scroll through the project information within the same pop-up. Click on the arrow symbol in the top part of the pop-up to the right of the "1 of " heading (highlighted by a red oval in the below screenshot):

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