Diploma in geology, University Tuebingen, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tuebingen, 1968. Doctor of Science, University Munich, 1976.
Hydrologist Goldman Sachs Group Hydrology, Neuherberg, Germany, 1968-1990, Germany, 1992-1994, director Germany, since 1994. Professor Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 1984, University Tubingen, Germany, 1990-1991.
Married Renate Penning, May 9, 1946. Children: Christian, Wolfgang, Daniel.