Solutions to Global Challenges

Delivery of safe, affordable water

Access real-time data and information on your water supply & distribution system to drive improvements in delivering a continuous supply of high quality and affordable drinking water from source to tap

The issue

Population growth and climate change are putting significant pressure on the world’s most precious resource compromising both its quality and available quantity. To continue to deliver a safe and reliable water supply, it’s vital to properly maintain drinking water systems and operate them in an energy efficient manner to support a growing population.

Why it matters

Without safe and reliable water distribution networks, cities cannot grow. Economies suffer when businesses and residents no longer tolerate breakdowns, water safety concerns and rising consumption costs. Communities and industries are urged like never before to find innovative ways to reduce water losses and comply with increasingly demanding environmental regulations. 

How we can help

To help guide such improvements, DHI can create a virtual representation of your physical system. A Digital Twin translates data to knowledge to verify system capacity, identify bottlenecks, analyse operations and visualise future “what-if” and “what-to-do-now” scenarios. Discover how to best protect your community’s water supply for years to come.

Integrated solutions

By combining the power of digitisation with 55+ years of water modelling expertise, DHI can optimise your water supply and distribution system resulting in major cost savings, reduced downtime risk and increased safety.  We collaborate with consultants and utilities in an effort to customise a solution to fit your unique system requirements and objectives.

Make better decisions about water infrastructure rehabilitation through the creation of a Digital Twin

Mitigate network outages and disruptions by digitising your water distribution system

Improve the efficiency of your pipe network with non-revenue water reduction & leakage management

“(MIKE WaterNet Advisor) is an excellent tool! Straightforward and appealing at the same time. It is pretty useful in order to carry out performance analysis and quick scenario comparison. It is a very good option for operational staff within water utilities especially for a quick contingency assessment.”

- Gaetano Parpajola, Aìda - Association of Professional Engineers of Water, Cévese Parpajola Hydraulic Engineering

Optimise pressure & increase energy savings by modelling intermittent water supply problems

Ensure a safe drinking water supply with comprehensive water safety planning & monitoring

Control your water network wherever you are using real-time operational control system

Related technology

Learn more about the technological solutions that can help you tackle your water distribution challenges.
Integrated modelling software
Perform hydraulic and water quality modelling of your water distribution network.
Online application
MIKE WaterNet Advisor
Improve operational efficiency with easy, web-based access to hydraulic conditions.
Development platform

Build data management systems, real-time forecasting & operational control capabilities

Online application
Leakage Monitor
Minimise water loss and prevent potential pipe bursts through active leakage control
Data integration and processes
Tap into a central data repository to build monitoring, reporting & real-time control solutions.

Client successes

“The online model provides us with valuable information and helps us maintain an updated and well-calibrated model. The goal is, after this first pilot, to introduce online models for the entire area of Godt Vann Drammensregionen and integrate the results into the GIS system to improve the operation of the network.”

René Astad Dupont, Godt Vann Drammensregionen


How real-time modelling supports a proactive water network operation

With rapid urban population growth, water utilities worldwide face pressing challenges to preserve the hydraulic and water quality of already strained water distribution networks and infrastructure. This strain has created an increasing need for the implementation of real-time water network management systems to support proactive management of water distribution networks. Such smart management systems are typically using advanced technology like Digital Twin modelling.

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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.