The dire water situation facing rural communities has been included on the agenda of a week-long Albury event that will attract up to 800 delegates next month.
Two motions of urgency related to the water crisis will be discussed at the Country Women's Association of NSW annual conference between May 6 and 10 at Albury Entertainment Centre.
State president Annette Turner said the last-minute items related to the Murray Darling Basin and the quality of drinking water in regional communities.
"We do only accept a motion of urgency if it is actually an urgent one," she said.
"Obviously it's gone to state office and they feel it's passed the criteria.
"We already have one motion on the books calling for a review on the Murray Darling Basin Plan."
NSW Governor Margaret Beazley will open the conference and present the keynote address, with the event also to elect a new state president as Mrs Turner is about to complete her three-year turn.
Other motions put forward by CWA branches around the state include the need for more stringent regulations around the use of drones, urgent assistance for the dairy industry, increased awareness around public biosecurity regulations and access to drought assistance for rural businesses that aren't primary producers.
One motion calls for more public cancer centres in regional areas and another addresses what it says is the inadequate number of registered and enrolled nurses in country hospitals.
"This is the beauty of CWA, that they take it to the conference and everyone gets to vote on it," Mrs Turner said.
"We have more than 400 branches now.
"The CWA of NSW takes its advocacy role very seriously and each successful motion will shape our lobbying efforts for the year ahead."
The president, who lives on a sheep station 300 kilometres from Broken Hill, said water issues remained a key concern for delegates.
"Once again it's coming to the fore that communities are running out of water," she said.
"I think within the current memory of most people, we haven't had such a severe drought.
"The rain has just stopped and it's so widespread ... it's on everyone's lips."
A church service on May 5 will be followed by the official opening the next day, business sessions, workshops, meetings and award ceremonies.
Mrs Turner said the CWA liked to support small businesses by holding the annual event in regional areas.
"A couple of years ago the mayor of Cowra said it was better than Christmas, the amount of money that was injected into the town through that conference," she said.
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