The North American Development Bank (NADB) supports the development of infrastructure in the areas of potable water, wastewater treatment and solid waste, as well as projects aimed at improving air quality, conserving water, reducing energy consumption and developing renewable energy sources, among others, for communities located in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
certified and funded
Million residents benefited along the U.S.-Mexico border
million gallons a day (MGD) of new or improved water treatment capacity
MGD of new or improved wastewater treatment capacity
cubic feet per second (cfs) of water saved in irrigation districts
million metric tons/yr. of CO2 emissions displaced, equivalent to eliminate 949,888 vehicles from the roads
low-emission buses in circulation in 8 communities
communities with improved waste collection and disposal services
tons of waste per day collected and disposed
Location: Whetstone , Arizona
NADB Funding: 0.5M USD
Location: Camargo, Tamaulipas
NADB Funding: 2.53M USD
With its own resources, leveraged borrowings and grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NADB is helping transform border communities with sustainable infrastructure that preserves, protects and/or enhances the environment.
in Loans and Grants
BEIF - Border Environment Infrastructure Fund funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NADB provides provides grant support to help project sponsors strengthen their financial performance and ensure the long-term sustainability of their infrastructure through studies related to project planning and design, as well as for capacity building measures aimed at achieving effective and efficient operation of public services.
The following numbers are for TA projects after 2015 (post NADB/BECC merger). For TA data prior to 2015, please visit our TA Historical Data page.
Grant assistance is used to fund studies and develop documentation needed to help sponsors prepare projects for certification and implementation, as well as to support the long-term sustainability of the project.
Emergency technical assistance to address Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Naco, Sonora
Technical, Social and Financial Studies for the Improvements to the San Antonio de Los Buenos WWTP
Rate studies in the operating utilities of Baja California
Feasibility Studies for Three Binational Natural Gas Projects, in Arizona-Sonora, New Mexico-Chihuahua and Texas-Chihuahua
NADB provides grants for sector studies intended to identify needs for environmental infrastructure, promote sound public policy or generate knowledge about a new sector or technology.
In collaboration with other entities, NADB develops and co-sponsors training programs, workshops, webinars and other such activities aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of local governments and utilities, as well as generating and sharing knowledge about a new sector or technology.
Watershed analysis and engineering study in the Ambos Nogales region
For NADB, it is important to know that the projects it finances are not only completed as designed, but also perform as intended to improve the environment and related health conditions for border residents. To that end, a Results Measurement System was developed to provide an objective assessment of project outcomes and performance, as well as to measure those results. It consists of two components: a closeout process conducted after the project has been in operation for a year and a more in-depth impact assessment for select projects.
The closeout process serves to document and assess the physical facilities built and their performance within a year after initiating operation. It is an effect tool for verifying whether the project was constructed as approved and has been operating as intended.
An impact assessment is performed to ascertain the actual impact of the project on specific environmental and human health indicators in the long-term. It serves to verify whether the project is having an impact beyond its physical outputs and outcomes by providing environmental and health benefits to the intended population.