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Name: Marin, Carlos
Current Position: Previous Commissioner

Carlos Marin served from December 2006 as the United States Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. Marin received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1978. He began his career at the US Bureau of Reclamation where he worked from 1975 to 1979 at offices in El Paso, TX; Denver, CO, and Las Vegas, NV as a civil engineer trainee and as an engineer working on projects such as the Upper Rio Grande Water Conveyance Project and the Pittman Lateral and pump station.

Marin joined the USIBWC in 1979 as a staff engineer. From 1987 to 1989 he was chief of the boundary section in charge of all boundary issues between the US and Mexico, including the 1254-mile Rio Grande boundary and 674-mile land boundary.
From 1989 to 1990 he served as project manager of the Upper Rio Grande Project responsible for flood control and operation and maintenance for the Rio Grande from Percha Dam, NM to Presidio, TX. He also oversaw water deliveries under the 1906 Convention with Mexico. From1990 to 1994 he was project manager of the Nuevo Laredo International Wastewater Treatment Plant, managing design, construction and operation and maintenance of a 31 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant serving the community of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. From 1994 to 1997 he served as the commission’s division engineer of planning, project development and operations and maintenance.
Since 1997 Marin has served in various executive positions at the USIBWC, including principal engineer for treaty compliance; principal engineer for the operations department; and deputy commissioner/principal engineer.
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