05 Nov 2012

Sustainable cities on the agenda at the user group meeting in Oslo

On 23-24 October 2012, DHI Norway and DHI Sweden hosted a MIKE by DHI user group meeting focusing on “Sustainable Cities”, with case studies from Norway and Sweden.

The user group meeting was attended by 40 professionals and representatives from regulatory authorities, government agencies, engineering firms, environmental consultants and universities. 

'Brand' new face of DHI, news in release 2012 and interesting discussions

After an opening of the user group meeting by Tomas Eidsmo, Managing Director of DHI Norway, Cecilia Wennberg, Managing Director of DHI Sweden presented the ‘Brand’ new face of DHI. The meeting continued with a presentation by Dr. Erik Kärrman, CEO of Urban Water, a Swedish research organisation and then presentations by MIKE by DHI users from both Norway and Sweden. The format of the meeting allowed for interaction and dialogue between attendees and presenters, resulting in interesting and live discussions during the sessions and breaks. 

On the second day of the user group meeting, Sten Blomgren, MIKE by DHI Customer Care Manager in Sweden, gave a brief introduction followed by presentations of news in the MIKE by DHI 2012 release. Poul Kronborg presented news in Marine tools, Torben Strange Jensen presented news in Water Resources tools, FEFLOW 6.1 and Flood Toolbox and Tomas Eidsmo presented news in Urban tools. The attendees gave very positive feedback on the user group meeting and expressed a wish to return to the user group meeting next year, which will be held in Sweden.