AT LEAST 150 delegates are headed to Tamworth for the 2020 NSW Australian Water Association conference.
The two-day conference starts on Thursday and the impact of the drought on Tamworth and ways to reduce that impact will feature in a number of the presentations.
The city was approached by Hunter H20 to be co-principal partner of the summit, and this week Tamworth Regional Council [TRC] councillors voted to take it on at a $5000 cost.
The theme of the conference this year is 'planning and building a resilient water future for NSW' and the goal is to connect professionals across the water industry.
"NSW is facing unprecedented challenges for vital water resources that sustain our communities in regional and urban areas," the AWA conference website reads.
"Issues such as the impact of the drought on regional communities and the environment, workforce resilience and asset management are some of the key topics that will be featured in this conference."
The conference will be held at West Leagues Tamworth on Thursday and Friday.