At the request of House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), the Government Accountability Office released a report October 15 finding that with domestic demand for energy and water projected to rise in the coming decades, the Department of Energy and other federal agencies need to coordinate their policies. The report, Energy-Water Nexus: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs, said that the agencies currently research the issues separately. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the Energy Department to form and implement a new program focused on research, development, demonstration, and other actions needed to address the issues, but the agency has not established the program.