On 1 December 2016, while the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly was discussing the law of transboundary aquifers, a side event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Palau, the Mining Working Group and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council of North and South America. It was an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the international law governing transboundary groundwater, along with ideas on the further development of this area of law.