"Despite significant investments over the past decades, rapid population and business growth, lack of financial resources, gaps in authority and the declining quality of water resources contribute to significant water and water infrastructure needs" along the U.S. border with Mexico, says the Good Neighbor Environmental Board in its 15th annual report on environmental infrastructure needs within the U.S. states contiguous to Mexico. The Environmental, Economic and Health Status of Water Resources in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region was released Dec. 12, 2012.
The report recommends a number of specific actions to be initiated by the federal government that will lead to increased collaboration and coordination, reduced discharge into border water bodies, enhanced drinking and wastewater infrastructure, and improved financial conditions.
It also cites Texas AWE as a water supply case study (also known as the Agricultural Water Conservation Demonstration Initiative; see page 31 of the report).
The Good Neighborhood Environmental Board is an independent federal advisory committee managed by the US Environmental Protection Agency that advises the President and Congress of the United States on good neighbor practices along the U.S. border with Mexico.