(a) In generalThe Secretary shall carry out a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application to—
address energy-related issues associated with provision of adequate water supplies, optimal management, and efficient use of water;
address water-related issues associated with the provision of adequate supplies, optimal management, and efficient use of energy; and
assess the effectiveness of existing programs within the Department and other Federal agencies to address these energy and water related issues.
(b) Program elementsThe program under this section shall include—
The Secretary may utilize all existing facilities within the Department and may design and construct additional facilities as needed to carry out the purposes of this program.
(e) Advisory committee
The Secretary shall establish or utilize an advisory committee to provide independent advice and review of the program.
Not later than 2 years after August 8, 2005, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the assessment described in subsection (b) and recommendations for future actions.
(Pub. L. 109–58, title IX, § 979, Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 905.)