Thomas is Hydrogeologist by education, with more than 30 years of experience in integrated water management, especially in connecting water users from different sectors as public supply and industry. With respect to innovation the focus of his work is on the interface between research and application, to help bringing solutions into practice. Amongst others he is coordinating the networking and transfer project of the German BMBF funded funding measures on water reuse „WavE and WavE II” since 2016.