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Subscription package for: Hydrology and Hydraulics

Powerful applications for new generation river modelling

This subscription package includes MIKE HYDRO River, MIKE HYDRO Basin, MIKE SHE and MIKE 21C – some of the most comprehensive, easy-to-use and well-established tools for modelling hydrology and hydraulics.

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What’s in the package?

1 user* 2 users* more users**
For modelling rivers and open channels

This is a powerful, parallelised 1D hydrodynamic engine for rivers and open channels. It is unsurpassed in flexibility, robustness and features. Key features include:

  • Fully dynamic solution to the 1D St. Venant equations
  • Hydraulic routing options for simplified channel routing
  • Automatic adaptation to subcritical and supercritical flow
  • Comprehensive hydraulic structures library
  • Extremely flexible control module for operational gates, pumps and turbines
Rainfall-Runoff, Structure Operation, Dam Break, Advection-Dispersion, Water Quality and Data Assimilation (forecasting)

MIKE HYDRO River includes a wide range of add-on modules, enabling you to tailor the river model framework specifically to the requirements of your projects.


This includes a variety of RR-models, amongst others, a lumped conceptual and continuous hydrological model, urban runoff models as well as the standard unit hydrograph SCS method.


This simulates operational structures such as sluices, overflow and radial gates as well as pumps and turbines from user-defined operation strategies.


This provides different methods for simulation of dam breaches from an initial dam geometry. The options available are modes for soil erosion failures or user-defined breaches. DB includes NWS DAMBRK and energy equation breach calculation methods.


Data assimilation and real-time flood forecasting, including continuous model state updating during simulation, Kalman filter and uncertainty assessments.


Transport and spreading of conservative pollutants and constituents, including a linear decay option. Modelling of cohesive and non-cohesive sediment dynamics including transport, erosion and deposition of uniform and mixed sediments. Includes calculation of morphological changes of river bed bathymetry and bed sediment composition.


MIKE ECO Lab is applied for all water quality related applications with MIKE HYDRO River, using predefined or user defined water quality model templates.

River basin management and planning, including WQ

MIKE HYDRO Basin is a multipurpose, map-based decision support tool for integrated water resources analysis, planning and management of river basins, including water quality. MIKE HYDRO Basin is designed for analysing water sharing issues at international, national or local river basin scale. It’s a comprehensive yet simple product for investigating options and making reliable decisions.

Integrated catchment modelling (all modules)

MIKE SHE delivers truly integrated modelling of groundwater, surface water, recharge and evapotranspiration, including water quality. MIKE SHE includes all important aspects of hydrology when your project requires a fully integrated model. No other tool or combination of tools can match MIKE SHE in terms of seamless integration of all the important processes of the hydrological cycle.

River hydraulics and morphology (HD and ST modules)

MIKE 21C is one of the most comprehensive and well established tools for simulating river bed and channel plan form development caused by changes in the hydraulic regime. Simulated processes include alluvial resistance, bank erosion as well as scouring and shoaling caused by activities such as construction and dredging, and seasonal flow fluctuations.

MIKE Animator Plus, AUTOCAL
  • MIKE Animator Plus: turns model results into amazing 3D video presentations
  • AUTOCAL: is a general tool for parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis that automatically utilises available multicore resources

Concurrent simulations





Price per user per month for an annual subscription


Price per user per month for an annual subscription

On request

* A single (1) Concurrent User Subscription will permit one user of MIKE Zero at any time. There is no limit to the number of named users you may specify.

** Prices for up to 25 concurrent users available. Does not include VAT/GST and other taxes. For exact prices in your local currency, contact your local DHI office.

Need more than a subscription package?

If you’re looking for a specific combination of modules, our Perpetual Licenses (Professional and Essential) are available for you. The Professional License offers highest level functionality, flexibility and compute capability. The Essential License is our entry level license, competitively priced but with some limitations.

At the local and global levels we offer an umbrella of activities to support our users in the understanding and application of our software and technologies: training courses, webinars, chats, user group meetings, expert seminars and round-tables.

Questions / Answers

A: Absolutely! The new subscription packages replace short term module rentals, so if you need a MIKE Desktop product for only a short time, subscription is the way to go. Get in touch with one of our representatives via the form below to find a package that best suits your needs. 
A: The minimum period of subscription for API packages is 12 months. All other packages are also available for 12 months, except the 1 Concurrent User variants which are also available as a 3-month subscription. A 3-month subscription is a great way to try out the MIKE applications before deciding to commit for longer.
A: Yes, the monthly rate for a 3-month subscription is 20% more than a 12-month subscription. Upgrade from a 3-month subscription to a 12-month subscription at any time by paying 75% of the rate of a 12-month subscription.
A: The full amount of the subscription is invoiced at commencement of the subscription period (monthly invoicing is not currently available). Periodic payments are available under special circumstances and via prior arrangement with your local DHI Office.
A: Subscriptions will be invoiced automatically (and extended in the current form – 3 months or 12 months), via a renewal invoice issued 2 weeks prior to the end of the subscription period, unless DHI receives a written request for termination.
A: Yes, all subscriptions come with DHI’s renowned software support for the period of the subscription.
A: The 2 Concurrent User subscription (and 5, 10 & 25 concurrent users) will unlock unlimited simulations for all the engines included in the subscription (enabling the use of cloud computing resources). This option adds significant value and is a game changer to your project or study delivery deadlines. 
A: Unless specifically referenced (i.e. marine subscriptions which have a choice of one or two add-on modules), adding modules to a subscription is not permitted. Extended functionality can be achieved by combining two or more subscription packages (for example: Flooding + Hydrology & Hydraulics to get advanced structure operations in rivers). We know that not all integrated simulation scenarios are covered by the subscription packages, so if you need a very specific combination of modules, contact your local DHI Office for perpetual license pricing.
A: No, a 1 Concurrent User subscription of the Flooding package allows 1 user of the MIKE Zero GUI (for building 2D Overland and 1D River models) and 1 user of the MIKE URBAN GUI, at the same time. That’s great value and really flexible. Same applies for the Groundwater subscription package (1 user of FEFLOW and 1 user of MIKE Zero, at the same time).
A: Some modules have pre-requisite requirements (like process modules requiring HD), so where there is only one choice (Ports & Maritime, Coastal Engineering and Environmental Engineering), available choices are reduced. But remember, when you choose a MIKE 3 module, the corresponding MIKE 21 module comes with it.
A: Bonus modules are modules that DHI no longer sells as perpetual licenses. The only way to access these modules now is via subscription and as part of valid SMA (annual maintenance) of other Professional (perpetual) licenses.
A: No, chart data can be purchased as an add-on to Marine subscriptions that include MIKE C-MAP. Contact your local DHI Office if you want to know more about MIKE C-MAP and/or C-Map chart data.
A: No, perpetual licenses and subscriptions that are both hosted on your companies Internet License Server cannot be combined. Contact your local DHI Office to find out more about DHI’s Internet License Server (powered by Microsoft Azure).
A: Default delivery of a subscription license is DHI’s Internet License Server. API Packages (MIKE1D and MIKE URBAN EPANET) can be issued as a network license (with dongle), at additional cost (400€ per dongle). Contact your local DHI Office to get a quote in local currency.

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