Collaboration between Mexico and the U.S. begins to clean up the Tijuana River


They intend to solve the serious problem of pollution that generates sewage

Mexico and the United States have started talks to start a bilateral project to solve the problem of contamination of the Tijuana River that generates a large discharge of sewage in the Pacific Ocean.

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In a first virtual meeting, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Water Commission (Conagua); Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, the Mexican ambassador to the United States, and Roberto Velasco Álvarez, head of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SER) for North America, who proposed several initiatives to clean up the river.

Currently, a mixed financing scheme is being sought with various institutions and a budget by the EPA within the Mexico-United States-Canada Treaty (USMCA).

The Mexican delegation presented 15 proposals for solutions to the problem of contamination of the Tijuana River during the high-level meeting.

With the joint work of federal authorities such as the SRE, the International Limits and Water Commission (CILA), Semarnat and Conagua, in coordination with local authorities such as the Secretariat for Water Management, Sanitation and Protection (Seproa) and the State Commission del Agua (CEA) of the Government of Baja California and the State Commission of Public Services of Tijuana (CESPT), Mexico has a portfolio of projects articulated at different levels of government.


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