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

Presidio, Texas, Texas
University of Texas, El Paso

The University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) will conduct an HIA focused on water infrastructure. The HIA will help guide a decision by the city of Presidio, Texas, on whether to extend the local water system to the neighboring colonia of Las Pampas. Multiple health issues are linked to inadequate access to safe water, including gastrointestinal illnesses and ailments such as Giardia infections, dysentery, hepatitis, and dehydration. Improved local water systems may also have indirect health effects through higher property values and tax revenue that support services important to health, such as clinics and social services.

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In Progress
Completion Date
Expected August 2016
Organization Type
Educational Institution