A 335,000 mile² (924,300 kilometer²)
river basin in an international setting.
The Rio Bravo is one of the longest rivers in North America, with the river and its basin being of significant economic importance to both Mexico and the U.S. The portion of the river between Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua (Mexico)/ El Paso, Texas (USA), and the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of 1,250 river miles, forms the international boundary between the two countries. Sustainable development of the Rio Bravo Basin and its water and related natural resources is a priority issue for both riparian countries.