Jan Knappe

Hi there, I am Jan - an environmental scientist working towards achieving our global goals for universal access to safe water and sanitation with an undeniable passion for travelling, photography, data science, and fun facts. Find out more about my work and what drives me on this blog and feel free to get in touch with me anytime.

Recent Posts

  • April 02, 2018 | 3 Minute Read

    Kazakhstan: Charyn Canyon and Kaindy Lake

    Catching a flight to Almaty, the ancient capital of Kazakhstan, leaves you just a stone's throw away from two of the most impressive natural gems of the country - the Charyon Canyon and the Kaindy Lake.

  • March 25, 2018 | 3 Minute Read

    MOOC on Achieving Sustainable Development

    Trinity's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Achieving Sustainable Development" is now open for registration.

  • February 14, 2018 | 5 Minute Read

    Sanitation in peri-urban areas

    With an ever-increasing number of people living in urban areas globally, cities and their surroundings, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are facing increasing challenges to meet the demand for basic needs services, such as housing, food and water, education, healthcare, and sanitation services. Innovative, non-traditional approaches are needed to cope with the challenges resulting from rapid urbanisation and population growth in the water and sanitation sector.

  • December 19, 2017 | 7 Minute Read

    Using Academicons and Font Awesome in Jekyll

    Using templates in Jekyll can come with some friction attached when adjusting the template to your individual needs. The social media icons bundled in Font Awesome, e.g., do not include some pages of relevance to researchers, like ResearchGate or Google Scholar. Academicons to the rescue!