WE2ST Advisory Board
WE2ST Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Head and Professor, Director of Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering Program
WE2ST Deputy Director, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Principal Investigator for ReNUWIt
WE2ST Advisory Board Member, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences
WE2ST Advisory Board Member, Colorado School of Mines Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
WE2ST Advisory Board Member, ConocoPhillips Vice President, Rockies Business Unit
Erec Isaacson Bio
Erec S. Isaacson is Vice President, Rockies Business Unit for ConocoPhillips. He leads a team responsible for the development and operations of the company’s assets in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming and Utah.
Isaacson began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Okla. in 1986 as a geophysicist in Upstream Technology. He held various exploration and development positions in the company, including assignments in Houston, Odessa and Stavanger.
Following the ConocoPhillips merger in 2002, he became manager, New Ventures Exploration – Eastern Hemisphere. In 2004, Isaacson became manager, Upstream Project Authorization and Performance. In 2006, he moved to Alaska where he first held the role of manager, Alaska Exploration, and later as vice president, Commercial Assets with accountability for non-operated, pipeline and Cook Inlet assets.
In May 2010, Isaacson assumed the role of president, Qatar, for the project completion, startup and the first year of production for the QG3 JV. He then moved to Jakarta in May 2012 as President & General Manager Indonesian BU, running the Corridor and Block B PSCs until assuming his current position in November 2016.
A native of Colorado, Isaacson earned a bachelor of science degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1986.
WE2ST Advisory Board Member Director, Water & Biodiversity in ConocoPhillips’ Corporate Sustainable Development Team
Willie Staudt Bio
Wilfried Staudt is the Director, Water & Biodiversity in ConocoPhillips’ corporate
Sustainable Development team. He is a sustainable development, water and
biodiversity specialist with a Ph.D. degree in Geochemistry and has over 20 years
experience and a multi-disciplinary background in emerging environmental issues
management, strategic planning, environmental impact assessment, environmental
human health & ecological risk assessment, research & development and multistakeholder
As Director of Water & Biodiversity, Dr. Staudt is responsible for integrating sustainability concepts, particularly
related to water management and biodiversity, into business processes and long-term planning strategies for
ConocoPhillips’s global asset portfolio.
Current responsibilities include:
• Lead the global water and biodiversity expert working groups and knowledge-sharing networks;
• Provide global operations with strategic oversight and consultation on water and biodiversity issue
management, long-term sustainability strategies, and risk assessment;
• Lead the development of internal and external communications and public policy materials;
• Represent ConocoPhillips at external organizations and public forums; and
• Lead process integration of all water and biodiversity tools
WE2ST Advisory Board Member, ConocoPhillips Water Solutions Manager of Global Production Excellence
Samar Adham Bio
Dr. Samer Adham is the Manager of Water Solutions at ConocoPhillips in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for delivery of technical support, innovative solutions and analytical capability as well as advancing technology and functional development across the whole water spectrum, from sourcing and/or production to treatment to reuse and/or disposal.
Prior to the above assignment, Dr. Adham was the Managing Director of the Global Water Sustainability Centre (GWSC) in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Adham was also a vice president and the manager of MWH’s Applied Research Department in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Adham has more than 20 years experience in the development of innovative solutions to the environmental challenges in the fields of water and wastewater treatment and water reclamation. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He also received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993.