Theo Thomas is the London Waterkeeper. He was elected to the Waterkeeper Council in 2017 and serves as the representative for the International Region. TTheo founded London Waterkeeper to be the truly independent voice for the Capital’s rivers.
He is the only Waterkeeper in the UK but hopes others will be inspired to set up their own programs. He was a BBC news journalist in the East Midlands before combining his passion for the environment with social justice.
Theo worked for Thames21 for 12 years leading its work on water quality, citizen science and sustainable drainage. He has a vision for a swimmable River Thames which would see thousands of people benefit from improved physical and mental health.
This would transform the city’s relationship with the river, giving people a deeper connection with nature and lots of fun.
Theo is married and has two young boys who sometimes accompany him on his unconventional and sometimes wet visits to London’s rivers.