The 2012 MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting took place on
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st March 2012

The 14th* MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting was a great success!

We would like to extend our thanks to the 65 clients – both present and potential users – who participated in the event; particularly those who delivered the many varied and informative keynotes and user presentations.

The full list of presentations can be found in the Agenda below. Some users have already given permission for us to make their presentations available online. These papers are available here, and we hope to add download links for other papers soon.

On the second day, 45 users attended the various training sessions. The training materials, and accompanying documents, featured in the sessions will be made available to all participants upon request – some are available here.

User Presentations & Training Materials

2D Flood Modelling in Urban Areas (Grantley Smith, University of Newcastle, NSW) Wave resource assessment for Oyster farms using MIKE 21 (Ian Harris, Aquamarine Power)
Aquifer Storage and Recovery in a Confined UK aquifer: FEFLOW - Artificial recharge modelling (Mike Streetly, ESI International) Recent Experiences in Regional Scale FMHD Modelling: A Case Study of The Pentland Firth, UK (Jack Shipton, ABPmer)
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) Introductory MIKE FLOOD seminar, including discussions on model stability, and a detailed look at some of the new features of MIKE FLOOD Release 2012 (Torben Strange Jensen, DHI)
Shoreline Management Workshop: How to Protect and Develop your Coasts (Karsten Mangor, DHI) Shoreline Management Guidelines: eBook (Karsten Mangor, DHI)


"Thanks again for another enjoyable and useful UGM. It once more proved to be a helpful and enlightening few days in the (almost) top right-hand corner of Wales." Jack - ABPmer

"Many thanks for your hospitality... The 2nd day presentation on shoreline management by Karsten was highly valuable." Zaman - Royal Haskoning

"Thank you for the excellent DHI User Group meeting, it was my first conference experience since starting at Metoc and it was a very high standard and a pleasure to attend... Will DHI be making the presentations available on the internet? I told my colleagues about the presentations and they are very keen to see some of the interesting and diverse work being undertaken by Mike software users." Gareth - Intertek

"Thank you all for the very well-organised event, wonderful hospitality, and the opportunity to meet MIKE developers and users... Looking forward to the next meeting." Zeinab - University College Dublin

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have any questions or unresolved feedback: -
Thank you again!

* we think!

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)

    For a taster of Grantley Smith's presentation, please see the video below or read this news article:
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.

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!

If you would like more information about the content of the event please contact: -
Please see for details of the last meeting.

Note: The image here is a photograph of Wonwell Beach on the Erme Estuary, Devon, UK (a Site of Special Scientific Interest). For information, please see: -

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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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