Solutions to Global Challenges

Protecting Societies from Flood & Drought Disasters

Actively manage risks with more insightful predictions of hydrological events and their consequences

The issue

As the frequency of extreme hydrological events increases, societies need to be prepared and ensure they are resilient and capable of adapting to natural hazards now and in the future. Planners and decision makers face the challenging task of designing strategies and implementing risk management solutions with limited budgets, competing needs and deep uncertainty.

Why it matters

Without recognising potential impacts of extreme events on the economy and population, infrastructure investments or emergency response plans are at risk of being disproportionate, irrelevant or soon obsolete. By quantifying risks, deploying robust analytical tools and reliable forecasting techniques, you can drive action by designing optimal portfolios of mitigation, response and risk transfer measures.

How we can help

DHI helps bridge the gap between assessing risks and making risk-informed decisions. We provide services to analyse, forecast and communicate hydrological hazards and risks to stakeholders who need to prioritise, justify and target investments. But we do not stop there. Our technologies allow you to understand the benefits of your investments, re-adjust and transfer residual risks to private markets.

Integrated solutions

Here’s what governments, authorities and emergency responders can do with DHI’s technology to better protect society from the growing threat of flood and drought disasters.

Capture flood hazards in all its dimensions

Seamlessly quantify impacts

Design interventions and evaluate adaptation pathways

Disseminate reliable alerts

Optimise river infrastructure operations in real-time

Transfer residual risks through parametric insurance

Related technology

Support your risk management efforts with advanced technology.

Integrated water modelling software
MIKE+ 2D Overland

Assess potential flood impacts on the built and natural environment.

Integrated water modelling software
MIKE+ Rivers
Investigate river hydraulics, water quality, and floods while forecasting extreme events.
Dynamic flood mapping application
Test different climate scenarios and potential mitigation measures.
Subscription-based data portal
Global Hydrological Model
Instantly access global hydrological hindcast and forecast data for use in real-time systems.
Software development platform

Build real-time, fully customisable flood forecasting systems.


How machine learning can help fuel decisions in flood management

Inspired by the changes machine learning has on other industries, its fast computation time is especially valuable for flood early warning systems and guiding mitigation activities in real-time. Thus, offering new and intriguing opportunities for reducing the impacts of flooding.

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Featured training


Why Probablistic Risk Assessment matters

Active flood risk management is based on the quantitative evaluation of flooding consequences on the population and economy. However, adding these new dimensions of analysis disrupts traditional flood modelling and calls for new approaches. Watch this pre-recorded, 45-minute webinar to learn key concepts, the limitations in existing practice and novel approaches to better capture flood risks.

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Step up climate adaptation, accelerate decision making

Watch this pre-recorded, 45-minute webinar to explore how recent technological advances, accessible to both experts and non-experts, can accelerate risk-based decisions for long-term adaptation.

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MIKE+ 2D Overland - Getting started with urban flood modelling using MIKE+

Take advantage of this no fee*,  self-paced course for step-by-step introductions on the basic functions of MIKE+ 2D Overland. Upon completion, you will be able to set up and run your very first urban flood model in MIKE+.

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Leveraging the power of integrated urban flood modelling using MIKE+

Develop comprehensive modelling skills and boost your confidence in applying them across a variety of urban flood projects via this six module self-paced course with optional tutoring support. Upon completion, you will know how to set up an integrated urban flood model, run simulations and interpret the results.

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DHI is here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and discuss the best services and technological solutions to help tackle your flood and drought challenges.

DHI are the first people you should call when you have a tough challenge to solve in a water environment – be it a river, a reservoir, an ocean, a coastline, within a city or a factory. Our knowledge of water environments is second-to-none. It represents more than 50 years of dedicated research and real-life experience from more than 140 countries. We strive to make this knowledge globally accessible to clients and partners by channelling it through our local teams and unique software. Our world is water. So whether you need to save water, share it fairly, improve its quality, quantify its impact or manage its flow, we can help. Our knowledge, combined with our team’s expertise and the power of our technology, holds the key to unlocking the right solution.