Re: Drought summit as rivers in England dry up
That wouldn't be England paying Wales for something though. It would be the consumers of the water paying whichever company built and operated the reservoir and the pipeline. Llwyd seems mightily un-keen for Welsh Water to have anything to do with such a project, so it would probably be a private company, probably headquartered in England.
The only sense in which England could pay Wales would be if the Assembly were to be able to charge some sort of tax or levy for transferring water across the national border in a way that is not charged for transferring water across a local authority border, say between Monmouth and Newport, or if it were to impose a levy on any non-Welsh company that attempted to develop a reservoir in Wales. Both approaches would be legally dubious in the extreme.