Water industry stakeholders have welcomed the state government's plan to host an industry round table in the coming months to future-proof Tasmania's water usage.
The event is aimed at helping implement the government's Rural Water Use Strategy, which aims to figure out how companies can use Tasmania's hydro resources sustainably.
The industry event is set to include some of the big names in the hydro industry including Hydro Tasmania and NRM North.
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association chief executive John McKew said farmers wanted reassurance when it came to water security.
"There is an enormous amount of public and private infrastructure around water in this state," he said.
"With that level of investment into water infrastructure [farmers] are looking for [reassurance] that they're going to be able to maximise that return on their infrastructure."
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NRM North chief executive Rosanna Coombes said her organisation looked forward to playing a significant part in the discussions.
"The state government has been very open at letting us participate in these type of discussions ... we're very pleased with the outcome of this strategy," she said.
"Our emphasis is on water quality and it is aimed really at sustainable use."
Tasmanian Irrigation chairwoman Samantha Hogg was equally supportive of the meeting which is will take place in August.
"I think it is fantastic, there's obviously a lot of stakeholders and users of water in Tasmania,"
"[It's about] production of renewable energy, it's used by the irrigators, it's used by the [fishers] and general amenity and water quality.
"I think it will be very valuable for us."
So what will that round table involve?
Primary Industries and Water Minister Guy Barnett said that the round table would discuss irrigation, water's role in hydrogen energy and rural and regional town's water supply.
"We're blessed in Tasmania, it is a natural advantage and a competitive strength but it needs to be used wisely," he said.
"This round table will include all the key stakeholders and we'll take feedback from members of the public.
"The health of our waterways is really important."
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