Solutions to Global Challenges

Deliver 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

To secure a safe and adequate water supply, the creation of a Digital Twin provides deeper insight on how to design new reservoirs and know which pipes to replace or repair. It can also be used to help you to understand where to establish District Metered Areas (DMA) and Pressure Metered Areas (PMA) and guide the set up of flow, pressure and/or water quality monitoring.

MIKE URBAN+ | DHI WaterNet Advisor

Mitigate network outages and disruptions by digitising your water distribution system

By digitising your water supply system, the maintenance and rehabilitation process can be streamlined. Consumer disruptions will be reduced as the system continuously works to improve network performance. Scenario management capabilities facilitate the shut-down planning process and generate notifications to affected customers.

MIKE URBAN+ | DHI WaterNet Advisor

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

The use of a Digital Twin can help to reduce water losses while increasing the percentage of distributable water. Based on IWA Proven Theory of Economical Level of Leakage, DHI's technology provides active leakage control including leakage-economical optimisation of network repairs and fast identification of leaks to minimize water loss and prevent potential pipe bursts

MIKE URBAN+ | Leakage Monitor

“(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

Modelling tools can address water supply problems, saving water and energy. These solutions offer energy savings through the online optimisation of pumps and pressure tailored to both Pressure Release Valve (PRV) and/or Variable Speed Pump (VSP) design and operation. This technology has proven to quickly boost water savings and achieve ROI.

DHI WaterNet Advisor

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

By taking a health-based risk management approach from source to consumer, you can better monitor the quality of drinking water. Comprehensive water quality simulations enable analysis of blending water from different sources, age of water throughout a system, loss of chlorine residuals, growth of disinfection by-products and cumulative contact time.

MIKE URBAN+ | DHI WaterNet Advisor

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

To prepare for the unexpected, managers and operators can receive operational decision support, system forecasts and automated simulations for standard and emergency operation. Water supply and distribution network models and real-time control capabilities can be accessed online using a PC, tablet or smartphone so you're always connected.

DHI WaterNet Advisor | DIMS.CORE | Urban Online

Featured software subscription package

Water Distribution

Simulate pressurised water distribution/supply networks using DHI’s EPANET engine and access advanced water distribution tools including MIKE URBAN+, ArcGIS and more for fireflow, water quality and system analysis.

Client successes

“The online model (MIKE URBAN) 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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Featured training


Analyse your water distribution network with DHI WaterNet Advisor

During this free webinar, you’ll discover how DHI WaterNet Advisor can help with quick scenario and analysis of your water distribution network. No need to be a modeller to use DHI WaterNet Advisor. This is a business application used by managers, planners, maintenance crews and emergency response units. It’s powerful and easy to use, join and see.

30 June 2020 | Register | Additional Training   


Smart urban water solutions

The world is anticipating a continuous urban population growth creating a serious challenge for urban water management. Get a sneak peek into some new solutions as well as the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in an urban water landscape during this free, one-demand webinar.

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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 you tackle your water supply and distribution 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.