Utility Management Institute (UMI)

The Utility Management Institute has been committed to developing and strengthening professional capacities in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

    2023 Program & Schedule

    Since 2021, NADBank has presented a series of online seminars through UMI with great success. More than 1,500 attendees have benefitted from this effort. For the 2023 program, NADBank continues to leverage digital platforms to offer effective, remote learning. 

    The following sessions on relevant topics and practical solutions will be presented. All seminars will be transmitted with simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish.

    Seminar 1 - Environmental Supervision for Civil Works
    September 21 & 22, 2023
    Elements to be considered when supervising environmental issues for construction projects in Mexico. Structured for field personnel and professionals responsible for Environmental Management Systems. 

    Seminar 2 - Continuation of the seminar "A Quick Evaluation Calculator for Water Utilities” 
    October 5 & 6, 2023
    Keep familiarizing yourself with this tool that allows utilities to evaluate the current operational performance of their water systems, identify areas of opportunity for improvement and develop appropriate plans to transition to a modern and intelligent utility that makes the most of information technology.

    Seminar 3 - Renewable and Clean Energy for Water and Wastewater Systems
    October 26 & 27, 2023
    Presentation of general models for the applicability of available technologies, financing sources for clean energy, international references, sector directories, and more.

    Seminar 4 – The Arizona-Sonora Cooperation: a History of Binational Governance in the Border Region
    November 16 & 17, 2023*
    The binational cooperation between Arizona and Sonora regarding environmental issues is relevant, particularly for the development and implementation of public policies.

    *Please note that the second session on Novermber 17, will start at  9:30 am CST

    Seminar 5 – Climate Change Outlook for the Border Region
    December 7 & 8, 2023
    Potential effects of climate change in the US-Mexico border region. Adaptation measures at the local level and consequences of non-action will be presented.

    Who can enroll?
    The seminars are presented primarily for employees of water utilities, other public servants, and private companies involved in the public services industry. The program is also open to interested participants from other sectors and industries.

    The main focus of UMI is the border region located within 100 km (62 miles) north of the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and within 300 km (186 miles) south of the border in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon y Tamaulipas.

    Why attend?
    Participants will learn about relevant and innovative topics, have the opportunity to interact with other professionals and specialists and be able to review case studies to identify best practices.

    How long is each session?
    Each session is 90 minutes long. Each topic will be covered in two sessions on consecutive days. All seminars will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 AM (CDT)  

    How do I register?
    To register please use the following link:

    For questions of further information, please contact:
    Dr. Tomás Balarezo
    Program Coordinator
    Ph + 1 (915) 257 8910
    +52 656 688 4641 (MX)