The primary purpose of BECC is to support border communities to identify, develop and achieve BECC certification and NADB funding for environmental infrastructure projects that improve human health, promote sustainable development, and contribute to enhancing the quality of life in the border region.
|$1.94b||Billion Dollars USD in
Projects by Environmental Sector
33 - Water and Wastewater
The fundamental objective of water and wastewater projects is to eliminate exposure to unsanitary water conditions, which can have immediate and severe health and environmental impacts.
18 - Water Conservation
Intended to save energy and to decrease water losses, water conservation projects located within 100 km of the border or beyond result in increasing the delivery of water into the Rio Grande.
4 - Solid Waste Management
BECC and NADB address the environmental and human health concerns related to improperly handled solid waste and helps improve the quality of life of border residents.
6 - Clean and Efficient Energy
The growing portfolio of projects in this sector aims to reduce the demand on traditional fossil‐fuel‐based energy production while contributing to the displacement of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from power generation by fossil fuels.
Closed Out Projects in Texas
The Close‐Out Process provides a review of physical facilities constructed, facility performance and achievement of objectives as reflected in a results measurement matrix.
- USA Texas Starr County Solid Waste Transfer Station, Starr County, Texas. $1.4m
- USA Texas Rio Grande City Rio Grande City Wastewater Collection Improvements Project $449k
- USA Texas San Juan Water Conservation Project for Hidalgo County Irrigation District No. 2 in San Juan, Texas $1.8m
- USA Texas Pharr Wastewater Collection System Improvements in Pharr, Texas. $44m
- USA Texas El Paso Expansion of the Jonathan Rogers Water Treatment Plant in El Paso, Texas $37.8m
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Project Pipeline for Texas
|$36.9m||USD in Estimated
|6.3k||People to Benefit|
Technical Assistance Grants for Texas
BECC provides technical assistance for project development through the EPA-funded Project Development Assistance Program and through a special technical assistance program funded with its own operating budget. Additionally, BECC manages EPA funds to support the development of strategic initatives and specific projects linked to the objectives and goals of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program
|$15.95m||in Technical Assistance Grants|
EPA Funded Grants
BECC Funded Grants
Technical Assistance Received by Community in Texas
|City of Alpine||$211,177.00|
|City of La Grulla||$675,889.00|
|City of Primera||$100,570.00|
|El Paso County||$9,395.00|
|Shuman Estates, El Paso County||$47,231.00|
|Starr County||$ 55,209.00|
Border 2012: U.S-Mexico Environmental Program
The Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program is a collaborative effort of the United States and Mexico to improve the environment and protect the health of the nearly 12 million people living along the border. To support EPA and SEMARNAT in their efforts to achieve results, BECC provides its services to facilitate stakeholder meetings, as well as to identify, contract, and manage projects.
Projects in Texas
|47||Projects Managed by BECC|
|$977.3k||Funded through EPA|
- 20142 USA Texas Laredo Río Grande Watershed Día del Río Awareness Project 2010 $19,994 1
- 20203 USA Texas Laredo Reducing Prenatal and Childhood Environmental Exposure Risks among Hispanic Families in South Texas and North Tamaulipas $50,000 4
- 20252 USA Texas Eagle Pass Promotora-Led Environmental Health Education for Children, Eagle Pass, Texas $0
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News for Texas
October 01, 2014 - On September 18-19, in Juarez, Chihuahua, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADB), two binational organizations created under the North American Free Trade Agreement, jointly hosted the Border Green Infrastructure Forum: Resilience and Competitiveness…
Public Meeting for the Brownsville Wastewater Collection System Improvements - FM511-802 Colonias Project
June 27, 2014 - On May 21st, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) conducted a Public Meeting at the Lucio Middle School Cafeteria, in the border city of Brownsville, TX. The purpose of the Public Meeting was…
Publications & Reports
WATER MATTERS: A RETROSPECTIVE HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT (HIA) OF WATER AND SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN SOCORRO AND SAN ELIZARIO, TX
Published July 13, 2017
A significant portion of Socorro and San Elizario, TX received water and wastewater service through an infrastructure project completed in 2003 with primary funding from the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Economically Distressed Areas… More Info »