Thursday, 21 February 2013
An invitation to the 2013 MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting

Our Spring 2013 User Group Meeting is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the event on the 19th of March 2013, and Seminar Day on 20th of March 2013, at the Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Nr. Oswestry, UK.

The event is now in its 15th year, and we are very pleased to announce that the event is once again free of charge to all existing and potential users of MIKE by DHI software, as well as those with a general interest in water modelling, engineering and management.

If you are new to MIKE by DHI software, this annual event attracts participants from across industry and academia. The format of the meeting allows exchange of experiences through user presentations plus formal and informal interaction with both UK and Head Office DHI staff.

On the first day, 19th March 2013, there will be a mixture of presentations of new and forthcoming software features and technologies, as well as practical case studies. The programme is nearly complete, and will feature the following presentations: -
Water Resources (incl. Urban)
  • River Almond WQ Study (Atkins): A dynamic water quality model of the River Almond has been developed using MIKE 11 ECO Lab with an overarching aim of assessing the impact of Scottish Water assets on the water quality of the river. An extensive, recent (2011) water quality data set served as the basis for the model’s development, which also included inputs from sewer network modelling. The model has been used to identify water quality parameters and specific locations of concern in the River Almond system, providing Scottish Water with a detailed assessment of catchment needs. The work will continue with identification of strategic options to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive and the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.
  • Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Modelling of Swindale Intake (MWH): Modification to the existing arrangements at the Swindale intake could negatively impact stilling pond hydrodynamics, which could impact fish passage and gravel management. A 2D hydrodynamic (HD) and sediment transport model (ST) to has been applied to assess the potential impact of the proposed works on sediment dynamics in the upstream channel and floodplain and in the proposed stilling pond.
  • Flood Modelling with MIKE 21 (Arup): A look at two case studies of MIKE 21 flood modelling with some comments on the use of structures.
Marine
  • Tidal Energy Resources Assessment for Tamar (Plymouth) Estuary Narrows (Hyder): Two MIKE21 FMHD models covering the English Channel and the Tamar estuary were developed to carry out an assessment of the tidal stream energy output potential. The Tamar model has been calibrated using continuous ADCP measured data at 3 locations. Three areas of high tidal stream power output potential with a mean tidal turbine output power density were identified in the Plymouth Narrows.
  • A Multi-model Approach to Coastal Protection at Clacton (Mott MacDonald): Recent experiences with MIKE 21 FM ST and LITPACK while investigating the Clacton beachfront.
  • Combined Thermal Plume from Multiple Power Stations using MIKE 3 (Atkins & TechnoEconomica): A detailed study of the issues involved in modelling multiple thermal and hypersaline discharges in to a warm environment. Issues of waste water recirculation, surface heat exchange and vertical stratification will be covered. Some suggestions on ways in which this process could be improved in MIKE 3 will be offered. Specifically this will concern ground heat retention and excessive night cooling in shallow waters, and also power station sub-models.
Porous Media (Groundwater)
  • Ground Water Heat Flow (ESI): A presentation of some interesting thoughts and applications of FEFLOW.
On the second day, 20th March 2013, we will host a number of seminar style training and open discussion sessions. These sessions will focus on new and lesser know features of MIKE FLOOD, MIKE 21 and FEFLOW.

This is your User Group Meeting, and there is still a little time for you to influence content!

Online booking is now available via http://www.mikebydhi.com/GlobalEvents/UKUGM2013.aspx, so don’t miss out, make your booking now!


Participation in the event is free of charge and includes lunch and refreshments on both days. Overnight accommodation is available at the Lion Quays Resort for a special B&B rate of £88.50 per person per night, including breakfast and dinner on Tuesday evening.

If you would like more information about the event, or would like to contribute, please contact: -
We very much hope to see you at what will undoubtedly be a very interesting and informative event.

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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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