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Subscription package for: Urban Utilities

The perfect tools for developing efficient, accurate, intelligent and resilient urban solutions.

The main products in this subscription are MIKE URBAN and WEST. MIKE URBAN is typically used for modelling of water distribution systems, storm water drainage systems and sewer collection in separate and combined systems. WEST is the tool of choice for dynamic modelling and simulation of wastewater treatment plants and other types of water quality related systems.

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What’s in the package?

1 user* 2 users* more users**
Professional urban modelling applications covering all water networks in the city

MIKE URBAN is the urban water modelling software of choice when important parameters for model selection are stability, workflow, openness, flexibility, GIS integration and physical soundness. MIKE URBAN covers all water networks in the city, including water distribution systems, storm water drainage systems, and sewer collection in separate and combined systems.

Collection Systems and Water Distribution

The Model Manager is the core of the MIKE URBAN user interface. The wealth of features enable you to efficiently go through all phases of preparing the model input data as well as analyse and present results from the simulation engines. The Model Manager provides:

  • Network data management for storm water collection systems, wastewater collection systems and water distribution systems
  • Feature-rich GIS functionality powered by Esri’s ArcGIS, effective time series data management, comprehensive data processing and manipulation tools as well as powerful data visualisation capabilities for all data entities
  • US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) engines SWMM5 and EPANET
  • Result interpretation and presentation for an unlimited number of users with our freeware MIKE View
WD-Tools for fire flow, water age and quality analysis

The water distribution (WD) components are based on DHI extensions to the worldwide standard EPANET engine and DHI’s powerful simulation engine for transient flows. It allows the following simulations for modelling water distribution networks: steady state simulations, extended period simulations, water quality simulations under extended period conditions and transient flow simulations.

Demand allocation and distribution:
  • Junction node demands
  • Geocoding and aggregating of consumption data
  • Computing water demands for each node of the network system
Water quality:
  • Blending water from different sources
  • Age of water throughout a system
  • Chlorine residuals
  • Growth of disinfection by-products
  • Contaminant propagation
Water Distribution tools:
  • Automatic calibration
  • Control options for extended period simulations
  • Transient flow simulation of fully pressurised systems
  • Pressure dependent demands suitable for simulation of system shutdown, maintenance and intermittent water supply systems
  • Advisor tools including pipe criticality, sustainability and cost analysis
  • Analysis of improvements to meet fire flow requirements and calculation of available flow and residual pressure
Pipeflow, control, pollution transport, rainfall-runoff

All collection system (CS) modules are based on DHI’s MOUSE, MIKE 1D or SWMM engines with unrivalled numerical stability and efficiency.


This module simulates unsteady flow in pipe and channel networks. It has a wide range of network components and flow processes, such as:

  • Standard and flexible cross-sections, circular manholes, retention basins, overflow weirs, orifices, pumps, flow regulators and storm water inlets
  • Simulation of subcritical and supercritical flow conditions in partially full, full and pressurised pipes
  • A long term simulation tool for continuous simulations of long periods and a unique automatic pipe design tool

CS – CONTROL: This module features advanced real-time control capabilities. It makes the definition of complex operational logic for interdependent regulators fully transparent and easy.

CS - POLLUTION TRANSPORT: This module includes pollution transport by advection and dispersion as well as sediment transport.

CS - RAINFALL RUNOFF: This module includes multiple rainfall-runoff models such as time area method, kinematic wave, linear reservoir and UHM. Also, an RDI module for the generation of continuous inflow typically applied for simulating slow response inflows, such as infiltration.

Modelling and simulation of the design and optimisation of wastewater treatment plants

This allows steady state and dynamic simulation as well as computation of custom objective functions. It also enables the graphical creation of plant layouts based on a read-only model library. WESTforDESIGN is ideal for design purposes when you have a limited amount of data, limited time and need to quickly compare scenarios such as different loads, layouts or control strategies.


This is the full product that allows you to create both basic projects, which are solely based on steady state or dynamic simulation, as well as more complex projects exploiting WEST’s powerful tools for model calibration (Global Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Estimation), reliable predictions of plant performance (Uncertainty Analysis) and process optimisation (Parameter Estimation). Next to graphical creation of plant layouts, it enables you to create entirely customised model libraries by using the Model Editor and Block Editor applications.

  • MIKE URBAN ECO Lab: This module allows modelling of all kinds of water quality aspects, the fate of dissolved substances, or biological relations on population or individual level in sanitary systems and combined systems. MIKE URBAN ECO Lab includes templates for modelling of biological processes (including BOD, DO and E.Coli) and Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S).

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 WEST and one user of MIKE URBAN 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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