New federal Water Minister Keith Pitt needs to visit the southern part of the Murray-Darling Basin as a matter of urgency, according to peak farming and community organisations.
And if Mr Pitt doesn't come to them irrigators have said they will plan another Convoy to Canberra.
Three leading advocacy groups said they would welcome a visit from Mr Pitt, who needs to get an immediate understanding of the unique problems in the southern part of the basin.
The Murray Regional Strategy Group, Speak Up Campaign and Southern Riverina Irrigators have continued to battle with the federal government over what they say is a "failing basin plan", and have concerns with the cabinet reshuffle that they have "another northerner" in the water minister position.
"We would have preferred the new Water Minister to be someone from the southern regions who has a better historic understanding of water - Member for Nicholls Damian Drum would seem the obvious choice." Speak Up chair Shelley Scoullar said.
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"But if we have to have another northerner - the third in a row - we want to ensure he is well versed on our unique issues."
Southern Riverina Irrigators chair Chris Brooks said recently progress had been made in discussions with former Water Minister David Littleproud, in particular through his appointment of Mick Keelty as the Inspector-General of the Murray-Darling Basin.
"We have been working closely with Mr Keelty through his inquiry, and a vast range of organisations across our region collaborated to present a united submission highlighting our issues and presenting solutions," he said.
"But I am disappointed that David Littleproud has made no real attempt to make much needed changes to water management, and now has not seen the Keelty process through, which was his promise to engage with us.
"It is important that Mr Pitt is across the unintended consequences of the basin plan, and most importantly the positive steps which can be taken to fix some of the problems which it has caused, in particular to my members and communities.
"We look forward to discussions with him in the very near future."