Building Capacity in HIA on the U.S.-Mexico Border Through Practice, Training, and Collaborative Partnerships

Location
Presidio, Texas, Texas
Organization(s)
University of Texas, El Paso

The University of Texas, El Paso conducted an HIA focused on water infrastructure. The HIA will help the city of Presidio, Texas, decide whether to extend its water system to the neighboring small town of Las Pampas, which lacks a treated water supply. Inadequate access to safe water puts people at greater risk of gastrointestinal illnesses such as Giardia infections and dysentery, as well as hepatitis and dehydration. Improved local water systems may lead to higher property values and higher tax revenue, which can be used to support services that can foster better health, such as clinics and social services.

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At A Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
2016, October
Decision-Level
Local
Sector
Water
Organization Type
Educational Institution