MIKE+ capability


Get the full picture on flooding

Predict the impact of flood events, identify risks and propose damage mitigation measures for climate adaptation and emergency response plans.

Features to address flooding challenges

Get the insights you need with MIKE+’s hydrologic and hydraulic models to assess potential flooding impacts on both the built and natural environment.

Model pluvial flooding in urban areas in 2D

To mitigate flood impacts, it is essential for cities to have a proper drainage network in place. By coupling MIKE+ SWMM and MIKE FM in MIKE+, users can run pluvial flooding simulations to analyse the interaction between a sewer network (minor drainage system) and overland flow (surface and major drainage system). Insight from such models helps to plan, evaluate and design new or existing urban drainage systems in a more integrated and realistic way.

Create a MIKE+ SWMM 2D model to:

  • Determine the location and extent of inundated areas
  • Target adaptation measures at specific locations with significant overflow and flooding
  • Consider hydrodynamic processes both at the surface and underground to reduce pollution

Create flexible flooding simulations

Combine your flood predictions with elevation data using the 2D Overland module to assess the impacts of extreme weather events on your community.

You can evaluate:

  • How levee breaches may impact floodplains
  • How floods can spread through cities
  • How storm surges can overflow sea defences
Gain maximum modelling flexibility with MIKE FM’s detailed and tailored meshes. You’ll be equipped to refine your results in large study areas to where your most important assets are located.

Future-proof against flooding

Mitigate the risks of sea level rise and consequential flooding by simulating and assessing which protective countermeasures to invest in.

MIKE+’s modelling capabilities can help you with these flooding applications:

  • Flood mitigation and management
  • Flood risk analysis and flood hazard mapping
  • Flood contingency planning
  • Flood defence failure impact studies
  • Climate change assessments

Solve urban flooding issues with transversal tools

Analyse complex flooding issues by coupling our 2D Overland module with the MIKE1D PipeFlow module.

Used together, these modules can help you decide what to do with issues like:

  • Flooding due to cloudbursts, extreme rainfall, and climate change
  • Insufficient capacity in storm inlets
  • Insufficient pipe conveyance capacity and volume
  • System failures
  • Increased urbanisation, increased impervious surfaces and fast runoff components

Investigate coastal flooding issues by connecting to your MIKE 21/3 FM model

Modelling complex river systems feeding into coastal environments, estuarial domains or stratified lakes has never been easier.

Dynamically couple your 2D or 3D marine model with your river (and collection system network) in MIKE+ to understand coastal flooding issues and stratification patterns.

  • Accurately represent the flow of a river (or pipe) in a stratified water body
  • Understand the mixing of freshwater into a saline environment
  • Investigate the impact of storm surge and tidal rivers on your city’s flood risk

Perform a system-wide water quality evaluation

Investigate water quality processes and treatment options more holistically through the integration of MIKE ECO Lab flexible framework.

MIKE+ users now can:

  • Study water quality across collection system networks, rivers, coastal environments, lakes, and other surface water bodies
  • View results across MIKE1D Pipeflow, MIKE1D River and MIKE 21 FM
  • Configure existing water quality templates or create your own!


Additional capabilities & unique features

The new Flood Polygons tool empowers you to transform cumbersome flood result files into a user-friendly map comprised of categorised polygons, providing a much clearer and intuitive representation of areas with similar flood outcomes. Furthermore, you can effortlessly enhance the precision of your flood map through the application of practical filters, allowing you to eliminate or merge small polygons. This refinement process results in a clean and concise representation of your flood data, ultimately leading to more informed and effective decision-making.

Create vertical cross-section views of your 2D data within the Overland domain or other DEM, ensuring a more accurate representation of finer-scale topographical features such as dikes. Gain enhanced insights into topographical changes by visualising elevation alterations vertically, offering a clearer perspective than the standard horizontal map view.

Explore related products

MIKE Waternet Advisor

Improve efficiency in day-to-day operations, management and reporting of water distribution and collection system networks with easy, web-based access to hydraulic conditions.

Water Distribution Online

Connect your hydraulic model with SCADA systems for real-time, hindcast, and forecast analysis of water distribution/supply systems of any size.


Optimise the data-driven infrastructure planning process in MIKE+ (MIKE1D, SWMM and EPANET) with this cloud-based solution. Evaluate cost, hydraulic performance, energy, water quality and carbon footprint across thousands of assets.

Let's get started

Learn how your project can benefit from this integrated urban water modelling platform.

Complete this form and we will be in touch soon.

You need to accept all cookies before submitting this form! Questions? Reach us at info@dhigroup.com or +45 4516 9200.