2009 - BECC Annual Report
Published on January 01, 2009
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In 2009, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) celebrated 15 years of serving the U.S.-Mexico border region. These first 15 years have been very similar to the process of human maturity, with an initial stage involving a few first hesitant steps, a second stage of learning certain skills, such as how to efficiently manage projects in the core environmental infrastructure sectors, and a third and most recent phase of organizational maturity during which more complex systems and concepts have been implemented to address environmental challenges in the region and even at a global level, with recent initiatives in the area of climate change.
The results of BECC's work have been highly encouraging because of the substantial advancement that has been achieved in the core areas of environmental infrastructure - drinking water, wastewater, water conservation and sustainable solid waste management. Recognizing those results and the existence of a reliable process to develop projects, in 2009 BECC continued to strengthen its focus on an expanded range of environmental sectors. To address the complexity of some of these sectors BECC has acquired additional capabilities and enhanced its innovation efforts.