Thursday, 9 April 2015
Forecasting for all: A workshop on MIKE customisable technologies, with a focus on operational real-time forecasting, warning and control
Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Venue: Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel, near Coventry, UK
Cost: Free event!

We would like to welcome you to a 1-day workshop on recent developments in forecasting technologies. The session will be led by global leaders in the field, and will be illustrated will real life case studies detailing how forecasting systems have been designed, implemented and are in operational use today; providing forecasts, warning and informing the control of flood defences or operational processes in order to optimise capacity of sewerage infrastructure.

There is now under two weeks to sign up for this free event!

The loose programme for the day is outlined below:
  1. Introduction
  2. Slow Response Runoff Modelling and ‘Real Time’ Simulations – A Swedish Perspective (Andy Wilson, DHI Sweden)
  3. Andy Wilson (from DHI Sweden but a native of Scotland) will give an update to a presentation he delivered at the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group in November 2014 where he talked about modelling of slow response runoff, in particular focusing on long term/continuous simulations (rather than event based hydrology). Andy will illustrate his presentation with applications from both Sweden and Scotland, and will talk about the importance of Rainfall Dependent Infiltration (RDI).
  4. Urban flood forecasting
  5. Use of total catchment hydrology (including groundwater with MIKE SHE)
    This part of the day will introduce the concept truly integrated catchment modelling, using MIKE SHE. The session will discuss the importance of groundwater in flood forecasting projects.
    Rainfall Radar integration (city-wide urban forecasting)
    We will demonstrate how operational real-time forecasting, warning and control can informed by high resolution Local Area Weather Radar (LAWR). LAWR can provide distributed rainfall measurements in a spatial resolution ranging from 500x500 m to 100x100 m, with a 5 minute or 1 minute time, up to a distance of 20 km from the radar (for quantitative estimation). It can also provide an online animation of rainfall within the complete LAWR range.
    MIKE CUSTOMISED Real-time examples
  6. Walkthrough on the building of a modular, on-line riverine flood forecasting system (equally applicable to urban networks and marine applications)
  7. During this session we will show you the processes you would need to follow in order to go from a standalone model (such as a 1D or a 2D hydraulic model), to a live operational flood forecasting system. Using the example of an existing MIKE11, we will consider simplifications that may need to be made to the model in order to make the model suitable for flood forecasting. That revised model will then be taken into the MIKE Customised platform. From there we will look at boundary conditions and in particular how to provide live feeds into the flood forecasting platform. This will then allow us to use the hydraulic model in flood forecasting mode. From here we will show how to stream the flood forecasting results live online.
    Example of on-line river forecasting system
    We will take the opportunity to look at an existing on-line river forecasting system that has been developed and currently operational on a day to day basis.
  8. Scalability of MIKE CUSTOMISED technology
  9. Introduction to information management systems (making data from other models more useful and valuable)
    This session will cover IMS, in particular showing how data from a wide range of technology platforms and vendors can be integrated into our systems.
  10. Innovative flood forecasting technologies
  11. Probabilistic forecasting with stochastic structures in quasi-2D networks
    This session will consider probabilistic flood modelling using large scale, quasi-2D river and flood-cell networks with stochastic structures in MIKE 1D (our new MIKE 11 engine).
    Fast 2D solvers (simplified numerical schemes and high performance computing)
    This session will cover both simplified numerical schemes and high performance computing (using GPU cards and/or Linux clusters) options available to you.
  12. Discussion on Marine forecasting applications (coastal flooding, harbours and shipping, etc)
  13. Throughout the day there will the opportunity to discuss the concepts discussed in your particular context and potential application.

    Lead trainer
    Ole Larsen (DHI) with support from Torben Strange Jensen and Steve Flood
What will you get out of the day?
You should leave the day with a solid understanding of the technology available, and the steps you would need to take in order to move your project forward. You can also meet our experts and start discussion with potential collaborators.

What do you need to do next?
The training course is completely free, so simply sign up for the training day here This training event will be delivered as part of a wider Symposium. However, there is no obligation to attend the earlier events (see for more details).

We look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards

Tuesday, 24 March 2015
2015 DHI UK & Ireland Symposium - Programme is complete and places are filling up fast!

The programme for both days is now complete and can be viewed here

Many thanks to all of you who have offered to give presentations. We really appreciate your efforts!

Lots of delegates have already registered for the event but we still have spaces available. If you would like to come along to either day (or even better both!), please register here as soon as possible

Attendance at the Symposium (including the Symposium Dinner on the Tuesday night) is completely free!

Bed & Breakfast is available at Ansty Hall for a special discounted rate of £87.50 per night, or you can make your own arrangements.

If you have not been before and are considering coming, we would extend a warm welcome to you. No experience of DHI or MIKE software is required. There will be lots of opportunities to meet your contemporaries in both the formal sessions and afterwards over a drink or meal. Feel free to drop us a line at if you would like to know more.

We look forward to receiving your conference registrations and meeting you all at the event.

Steve, Suzie and Mark
The UK & Ireland Team

Monday, 16 February 2015
Registration is now open for 2015 UK & Ireland Symposium!

For the 2015 event we have a new venue:  Ansty Hall in the Midlands

We are still developing the Agenda for both days – thanks to everyone who has offered exciting presentations for the first day.  If you are interested in sharing your applications and experiences of the MIKE software with your contemporaries, please send an email to and we will reserve a slot for you.

The first day of presentations ends with the Symposium dinner. The second day consists of series of seminars.

If you would like to come along to either (or, even better, both days) please register here

Attendance at the Symposium is completely free!

Bed & Breakfast is available at Ansty Hall for a special discounted rate of £87.50 per night, or you can make your own arrangements.

If you have not been to the event before and would simply like to know more, feel free to have a look at our symposium website  or email us at

We look forward to receiving your conference registrations and presentation abstracts.

Steve, Suzie and Mark
The UK & Ireland Team

Shape2MIKE Tool is now available for download

The Shape2MIKE Tool is a MIKE Powered by DHI custom user tool. It is developed for the purpose of automating the process of using shape files to adjust topography or other values in dfs2 files used in MIKE models. The intended application of the tool is to use a polygon shape file of buildings to automatically assign land values to the dfs2 grid cells, which are intersecting the building polygons. It can also be used to ‘burn’ roadways and other features into the dfs2 topography and to map the attribute value of a polygon to the underlying grid cells. The file includes installation instructions and user guide.

This tool is developed for MIKE by DHI 2014, but is likely to also work with previous versions. Please note that this tool replaces the previous Topography Adjustment Tool 2014.

To download a range of different MIKE by DHI Tools click below: -

MIKE BY DHI 2014 Service Pack 3 is now available

Please download and install Service Pack 3 to get the latest improvements for MIKE by DHI 2014 software. Many of the support cases we see can be simply resolved by installing the latest service pack.

For information about what is included in this Service Pack, please see the updated Release Notes:
Please note that the Service Packs are accumulative, which means that the latest Service Pack also includes previously released corrections and improvements.

To download Release 2014 Service Pack 3 please click visit

First Workshop on Numerical Geothermal Simulation at TUM
Venue: Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München
Date: 8th-9th April 2015


This new workshop at the Technische Universität München is aimed at anyone dealing with numerical geothermal simulation in the context of geothermal energy for practical applications or  research.

We received an overwhelming response to the call for papers, and the full program for the workshop is available now!

FEFLOW 2015 - Modelling the World of Groundwater with MIKE by DHI
Date: September 21-25, 2015
Venue: Pentahotel Berlin-Köpenick, Grünauer Straße 1, 12557 Berlin, Germany

Building on the huge success of the previous FEFLOW conferences, FEFLOW 2015 will feature numerous opportunities for business networking, exchanging ideas and improving your modelling skills.

Highlights include:
  • keynote presentations of trends and latest ideas in numerical groundwater modelling
  • presentations showcasing solutions for challenging problems related to groundwater
  • poster session
  • product updates and previews on upcoming releases
  • opportunities to meet with the FEFLOW staff
  • preconference field trip ‘Open-pit lignite mining in Lusatia’
  • software demonstrations
  • training courses and workshops
Registration and more details will be added to this website soon. For the moment, please refer to the First Circular and Call for Papers here

We hope to meet you for another memorable event in Berlin!

The FEFLOW 2015 Organising Committee

Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Annual DHI UK Symposium

The dates for the 2015 DHI UK Symposium have now been confirmed as: -

Tuesday 21st April – User-led Presentations followed by the Conference Dinner
Wednesday 22nd April – Training and Innovation Seminars

We would like to welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the varied applications of the MIKE software and our complementary technologies, as well as existing and new software users. The Symposium offers the chance to meet people in both the formal sessions, but also over dinner and during breakout sessions.

The event is free of charge* again this year and will be held at Macdonald Ansty Hall near Coventry, chosen to ensure easy access from road, rail and air. It should offer an excellent opportunity to meet your local DHI team and DHI staff from Head Office, as well as your contemporaries from consultancy, academia and research in a well-appointed setting. The presentation line up and training sessions cover a wide range of fields from urban, rivers and catchments to marine and groundwater.

We are in the process of setting up an exciting programme of events for the Seminars on the second day. This year, in readiness for the MIKE 2016 release, we will include a half day workshop on our new MIKE 21 FM Shoreline model as part of an 'Innovation in Marine Modelling' day. All participants of the Symposium will be entitled to a discount off the price of the new Shoreline Model when available.

For a successful first day, as usual, we need your help! If you would like to give a presentation at the event please let us know by e-mailing Everyone is welcome to present projects they have worked on, research they are undertaking – or more general experiences on the use of the MIKE software. You are guaranteed an interested and enthusiastic audience!

For inspiration, please peruse the papers which were presented last year The quality of the papers was truly amazing and all the presenters in 2014 continue to have our sincere thanks. Let's see if we can match them this year!

If you would like to attend, feel free to drop us a line at and we will keep you updated. We will also be launching a website shortly for online registrations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The DHI UK Team

* Bed and breakfast is available at the venue for participants who wish to stay overnight on Monday or Tuesday nights, and a reduced rate has been negotiated for Symposium participants. Other hotels are available nearby if you wish to make your own arrangements. Attendance at the day sessions and the Conference Dinner is free of charge.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Foundation course in the numerical modelling of waves and tides (Understanding the Coastal Ocean)

We have received a lot of interest in the forthcoming ‘Foundation course in the numerical modelling of waves and tides (Understanding the Coastal Ocean)’ training course. Feedback from interested parties - including those who have already signed up for the course - suggests that the course was originally scheduled too early in the new year. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to reschedule the course for later in the year (we would tentatively propose a date in June 2015).

We will take this additional time to review the course content to ensure that it best serves those registered (particularly those participants from UK and Ireland Consultants) - the course has been designed to teach participants numerical modelling in the marine environment using MIKE 21; reinforcing hands on exercises with robust theory.

In the meantime, if you are interested in attending the course, please e-mail For those participants who have already registered, we will take your interest forward and keep you informed.

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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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