Water utilities

By: Dhi Water & Environment  09-12-2011
Keywords: climate change, Sustainable development, Water Management

Clean water is a limited resource. It is also a resource which is under increasing pressure. Rapid urbanisation combined with the implications of climate change is one of the major challenges society faces now and decades to come. The lack of clean water severely affects livelihood. The effects of climate change likewise influences livelihood as the risk of urban flooding increases.

The threats and risks can be reduced by adapting to the changes. More clean water can be provided by reducing the vast amount of water which is lost due to leakages. Urban flooding can be reduced by designing and operating the collection systems more efficiently. The capacity of wastewater treatment plants can be increased simply by optimising the various processes. Weather radars combined with warning and forecasting systems can provide better planning and cost-effective solutions. Decision support systems provide the tools for addressing all issues of the hydrological cycle.

Urban water management integrates the various stakeholders and is an important step towards sustainable development.

The future requires innovative solutions based on years of experience and the ability to quantify the implications and develop appropriate measures.

The technology and methods developed by DHI provide the novel solutions.

Keywords: climate change, Collection Systems, decision support, Sustainable development, Water Management

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Wastewater collection systems

Even existing systems can be utilised better by implementing decision support systems, which enable the operators to maximise the utilisation of the capacity more efficiently. Investments and maintenance costs can be reduced by planning and operating the systems more efficiently by incorporating innovative solutions. The supply of fresh water has the first priority, but the second priority to get rid of the wastewater is just as important.


Urban water management

By addressing the entire hydrological cycle and focusing on the interconnected nature of this, sustainable water policy and management can be developed. The aim is to protect the environment and resources and at the same time foster growth and sustainable development to the benefit of society. It provides a measure to deal with the issues in a holistic manner as it brings the stakeholders together.


Drinking water and distribution systems

DHI technology and methods enable authorities, designers and operators to address entire distribution systems, pinpoint leakages and operate more efficiently in order to meet demands. Combing on-line measurements of water quality and discharging with dynamic models which address all the relevant issues provides the understanding of how the system functions.



Our consulting services are backed by our competencies within development of software tools and within the acquisition of information from nature, as well as services provided by our various laboratories and testing facilities. To do so we apply our methods and technology within the DHI Group and do so in close cooperation with you - thus making key resources available regardless of your location or the technical challenge.