Wednesday, 14 March 2012

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Spring 2012 User Group Meeting on the 20th of March 2012, and Seminar Day on 21st of March 2012, at the Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Oswestry, UK.

The User Group Meeting will include a mixture of presentations of forthcoming software features and technologies, as well as practical case studies and papers presented by UK users.

2012 MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting: Agenda

Tuesday 20th March 2012

In addition to the user presentations listed below, we will be detailing the new features and technologies available to you in the forthcoming MIKE by DHI Release 2012, as well as outlining our future plans for the software portfolio: -

Keynote Presentation
  • Urban Flood Flows: The suburb of Merewether in Newcastle is providing engineers with critical data that will inform emergency personnel on how to plan better for the floods which have wreaked havoc across Australia in the past few years. A model of the suburb has been created in Sydney's Water Research Lab (Grantley Smith, University of Newcastle, NSW)
Client Presentations: MIKE BASIN – MIKE 21
  • River Don - Integrated Catchment Management for Yorkshire Water: Integrated Catchment Management using MIKE BASIN (Sally Bielby, JBA)
  • Reservoir Discontinuance and River Restoration using MIKE 21 FMST: Design Background to a Reservoir Project – The Hydraulic Model and lessons learnt (Mark Bailes, MWH)
  • Maritime Archaeological Modelling using MIKE 21 - Later Prehistoric Seafaring in Scilly: Modelling of changing ocean/sea conditions for the Holocene around North West Europe, with more detailed focus on the Isles of Scilly (Rodrigo Pacheco-Ruiz, Southampton University)
Client Presentations: RENEWABLES - MIKE 21 – MIKE FLOOD – MIKE 11
  • Wave resource assessment for Oyster farms using MIKE21: Ocean Power – Energy Field Characterisation (Ian Harris, Aquamarine Power)
  • Modelling the Severn Barrage: A Review of Modelling Strategies for a major UK Renewables Project (John Osment, Halcrow)
  • Tellisford Mill – Green Electricity from Run of River Hydro in an Historic Setting: A Low-head Hydro Scheme 7 years on from the initial Flood-risk Assessment (Anthony Battersby, FBA / Mendip Power Group)
  • Validation of a MIKE 21FM Spectral Wave model: For the purpose of an Offshore Wind Farm Coastal Processes Assessment (Emma Holland, METOC)
Client Presentations: MIKE 21 BW – MIKE 21 SW – MIKE 21 AD
  • Wave Modelling with MIKE 21 BW & SW, and Cliff Recession Review: The ‘Baroque on Lamma’ Marina Project in Hong Kong - A MIKE 21 SW & BW Model, and a Review of Empirical Techniques for Analysing Cliff Recession (Vicky Tonks, Mott MacDonald)
  • Long term coastal water quality predictions using convolutions: A MIKE 21/3 AD Water Quality Study (James Tomlinson, ATKINS)
  • Recent Experiences in Regional Scale FMHD Modelling: A Case Study of The Pentland Firth (Jack Shipton, ABPMER)
Client Presentations: FEFLOW – HABITATS – MIKE FLOOD 1-2-3D
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery in a Confined UK aquifer: FEFLOW - Artificial recharge modelling (Mike Streetly, ESI International)
  • Compliance with The Habitats Directive and Wetlands Ecology at a SSSI: Review of a Wetland Creation Project - 5 Years On (Michael Limbrey, Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust)
  • 1-2-3D ‘Dee’ - River Dee Project: An Update and snapshot of a multi-dimensional MIKE Model at a single site Other Random Musings* (Simon Matthews & the UK DSP Team, DHI)

    *time permitting!
Wednesday 21st March 2012

Here there is a choice of three separate 'Tracks'. We will also endeavour to add Ad Hoc inset 'How To...' sessions which can be mixed and matched according to your requirements: -
  • Water Resources: A detailed look at the new features of MIKE FLOOD Release 2012 (with example applications), followed by an introductory MIKE FLOOD seminar, and discussions on model stability
  • Ground Water: An Introduction to 3D Visualisation using FEFLOW
  • Shoreline Management (Marine): How to Protect and Develop your Coasts
The above 1-day course on Shoreline Management will include an overview and discussion of the following topics: -
  • Introducing coastal and estuarine processes (physics)
  • Understanding sources of shoreline impact (anthropological effects)
  • Accounting for future variations in environmental conditions (climate change & policy)
  • Fitting the complexity of the modelling to the level of the study (regulator response)
The free 1-day Shoreline Management course is a shortened version of a comprehensive 4-day training course, if you are interested in the full course please contact us.

Participation in the User Group Meeting, and the Training Seminars, is free of charge. The Hotel is offering a special B&B rate of £88.50 per person, per night, including Breakfast & Dinner. There is also a non-participant ‘Partner’ package available @ £48.50 extra per night, including Breakfast & Dinner.

Online booking is now available via, so get your name on the most sought after list of the year so far!

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Welcome to DHI UK

DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation with the global objective of advancing technological development and competence with respect to water, in all of its environments.

Worldwide, we offer a wide range of consulting services and leading edge technologies, software tools, environmental laboratories, and physical model test facilities, as well as field surveys and monitoring programmes. Designated as a not-for-profit organisation, DHI is able to invest a considerable portion of its resources in research and development. Today we co-operate with many Universities, and research organisations, and are recognised globally for our innovation and expertise.

In the UK, DHI offers niche or specialist consultancy services in the water and environment market to government agencies, commercial entities and selected research organisations. We fulfil a research based specialist advisor role; a ‘Consultant to the Consultants’. We also supply and support the renowned MIKE by DHI suite of integrated water modelling tools.

MIKE by DHI software is the result of years of experience and dedicated development and has, in many regions, become the standard modelling tool. It transforms our science into practice and gives you the competitive edge and, through the DHI Academy, you can rest assured that there is a local team of highly skilled experts committed to train and support you every step of the way.

MIKE by DHI truly models the world of water - from mountain streams to the ocean and from drinking water to treatment plant and beyond.

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