With additional functionality for water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) in MIKE URBAN, it is now easier to preserve and create natural landscapes in urban areas.
The MIKE 1D engine and the user interface in MIKE URBAN have been extended with water-sensitive urban design functionality (also known as Low Impact Development (LID)). In addition to detailed hydraulic modelling of drainage networks, it is now possible to model LIDS as part of the stormwater runoff simulation at screening level.
This allows you to analyse and assess the impacts of implementing green solutions and how to potentially minimise the undesirable hydrologic effects of urbanisation in cities. Water-sensitive urban design functionality in MIKE URBAN enables you to mimic the predevelopment hydrology of an urban area and how nature deals with rainwater by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain runoff close to its source.
MIKE URBAN now includes the following low impact development types:
Successful application of water-sensitive urban designs may reduce land development and infrastructure costs while conserving and protecting the area’s natural systems and hydrological functions. Thus, mitigating the environmental footprint and creating green urban landscapes that help cleanse the air and reduce heating and cooling energy costs.