THE state and federal water ministers are expected to face-up to NSW local councils at an upcoming conference as pressure mounts for more funding.
It also comes as a new report found Tamworth had "inadequate water security" for the next 20 years.
Tamworth Regional Council will send a number of representatives to the Local Government NSW water management conference in Albury in September.
Short term and long term solutions for water supplies across the state will be discussed at the conference along "the latest water policy initiatives and trends
The North West and its plan for the future will be on show at the conference with a key presentation on the recently released Namoi region water for the future strategy.
The strategy and its associated research found Tamworth was "likely to have inadequate water security within the next 20 years, potentially sooner with its forecast residential and industrial growth".
The report handed-down 33 recommendations on the region's long-term security including further consideration on pipelines and underground storage to reduce transmission losses, storm-water harvesting initiatives and waste water reuse.
State minister, Melinda Pavey, and federal counterpart, David Littleproud, have been invited to the event as the council lobby group pressures the federal government to start pouring out money from the $3.9 billion drought future fund into affected communities.
Local Government NSW president Linda Scott said earlier announcement of funding support had been welcomed, but more needed to be done.
"As the worst drought in living memory drags on we need action and the investment of additional funding before it becomes too late," Cr Scott said.
"Local governments are trusted by our communities, and are the best possible partners through which the federal government can deliver drought support to a region."