Friday, 26 October 2012
New Online Software Catalogue 2012-13

Our online software catalogue provides an overview of the wide variety of software products, application areas, engines, modules and benefits. The catalogue contains information about MIKE by DHI products including news in release 2012, MIKE Customised products as well as training activities and events by The Academy. The catalogue is available for download now!

Check out the new catalogue here.

MIKE by DHI User Forum

We are happy to introduce our new user forum. The new MIKE by DHI user forum provides the opportunity for all kinds of discussions related to MIKE by DHI software. Building on the preexisting FEFLOW Forum, which was limited to groundwater related content, the new forum covers all our software products. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to add an additional level of user-to-user interaction to your software experience.

Visit this new user forum here or find the link under Support in the top menu of our website here.

Monday, 15 October 2012
UK Water Projects 2012

We are pleased to advise that two of our users have case stories (featuring MIKE 21 and MIKE FLOOD respectively) published in the new UK Water Projects 2012 publication: -

Baystone Bank Impounding Reservoir Safety
The restoration of Whicham Beck provides ecological benefits, risk reduction and reduced OPEX costs
by Carl Sanders (United Utilities)

Protecting and enhancing natural resources such as rivers, lakes and some of the most beautiful countryside in the country is all part of United Utilities normal business. Baystone Bank, which was constructed over 135 years ago, is north of the village of Millom within the Lake District National Park. The reservoir was taken out of supply over 10 years ago. This article examines the discontinuance of the Baystone Bank dam, which will result in flows returning to Whicham Beck for the first time in over a century. Read more >

Flood Consequence Assessments of Critical Assets
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s assessments of eight infrastructure assets in Wales
by Chris Lewis, Peter Jones and Laura Howe (Waterco Ltd)

The Welsh Government’s Technical Advice Note 15: Development and Flood Risk (TAN15) gives indicative guidance that the annual probability of flooding of general infrastructure from fluvial events should be no greater than 1% AEP (annual exceedance probability) and no greater than 0.5% AEP from tidal events. This paper presents the reasons for the detailed flood risk assessment of eight water assets in Wales in 2011 and also includes the approach, methodology and findings of the hydraulic modelling which formed a key part of the assessments. Brief details are presented of two of the hydraulic models. Read more >

Visit UK Water Projects Online - the website that accompanies the UK Water Projects publication.

Dear clients and partners,

I am delighted to share with you the results of the rebranding process we have just gone through.

After a decade of strong international growth, we felt the need to reflect on our journey and to agree on the foundation of DHI's future success. We've sought inspiration from our clients, our board members and our own people. I would like to thank all the contributors for their invaluable inputs. It is truly inspiring, when you're inside an organisation, to get a glimpse of the outside-in perspective and to see the realm of opportunities.

We've listened carefully, thought hard and discussed candidly. The result is hopefully an even better DHI - better for you, better for water environments and better for us.

In this special issue of our newsletter, you will discover our new visual identity, our new tagline and two new brands we're introducing to improve accessibility to our knowledge and our technology.


Asger Kej
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Previews of MIKE by DHI Release 2012

The MIKE by DHI Release 2012 is just around the corner. As in previous issues of our newsletter, we would like to disclose a preview of the many new and exciting features, which we hope will improve your experience with the software products, regarding usability, productivity as well as enhanced applications.

Introducing ABM Lab

In version 2012 of MIKE by DHI we proudly present a world premiere: Agent based modelling integrated with our hydrodynamic models in two and three dimensions (MIKE 21 and MIKE 3). Agent based modelling (also called individual based modelling) describes the autonomic behaviour and states of agents, objects or individuals. ABM Lab makes it possible to address questions that are beyond the scope of more traditional water quality models. ABM Lab is a flexible numerical laboratory where the user can define agents, their behaviour and states. The Langragian ABM Lab can work with the hydrodynamics alone or it can be combined with the Eulerian ECO Lab, in order to make the agents react to water quality parameters.

Examples of applications are: -
  • Coral spawn modelling. Numerical modelling of the impacts of dredging plumes on coral spawning and recruitment
  • Modelling eelgrass succession patterns, determining the recolonisation of eelgrass
  • The houting project: modelling the migration of salmonide fish larvae through different wetland construction designs
  • Modelling of Bull Shark migration patterns in a semi-enclosed eco-system

An example of a river basin
management model – overview
As a part of Release 2012, we are also happy to announce the first release of MIKE HYDRO.

MIKE HYDRO is our new, common Graphical User Interface framework, which offers the latest generation of a map-based, easy to use and work-flow oriented user interface. The user interface has the Graphical View as a central component for definition and editing of model features, a Tree-view for easy navigation through model elements and tabular property views for efficient, bulk-editing of model parameters.

An example of a river basin
management model – excerpt with
more details including reservoirs
and different types of water users.
Click on the illustrations to enlarge.
Through a staged implementation, MIKE HYDRO will become the common Graphical User Interface for most of DHI's Water Resources products and new features and products are added in coming major releases.

The first MIKE HYDRO release includes our Basin module, which is a multipurpose, map-based decision support tool for integrated river basin analysis, planning and management. MIKE HYDRO Basin is designed for analysing water sharing issues at international and national or local river basin level.

Typical applications of MIKE HYDRO Basin include: -
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) studies
  • Provision of multi-sector solution alternatives to water allocation and water shortage problems
  • Improvements and/or optimisation of reservoir and hydropower operations
  • Exploring of conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water
  • Evaluation and improvement of irrigation scheme performance
The Basin module of MIKE HYDRO includes tools and procedures for: -
  • Numerous water allocation and sharing algorithms
  • Advanced reservoir operation options
  • Detailed hydropower simulation
  • Irrigation water demand and crop yield estimation
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Catchment and river delineation tool
  • Reservoir sedimentation from sediment loads
  • Scripting options for tailored optimisation and scenario simulations
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Marine Renewable Energy - Meeting the Need
University of Plymouth
Monday 01 October 2012

The delegate pack for the above event - including the special Conference Newsletter - can be viewed below (click 'slideshare' to enlarge): -

A copy of the Conference Newsletter will be made available for download soon.

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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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