DHI Annual Report 2016

Transformation

Discover three digital solutions

In our journey to provide digital answers for the world’s complex water challenges, we have introduced a series of interactive solutions in the past year.

Our digital offerings take the form of web platforms, online databases and real-time applications – with more in the pipeline – spanning the areas of industrial, urban, inland and marine waters.

UN SDG web reporting tool

The first framework of its kind, this online platform is helping African countries monitor the implementation of political commitments for the water sector, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to water.

Digital metocean database

In supporting offshore wind energy development in the Netherlands, we developed a digital database which provides easy access to metocean data. The user-friendly database will benefit companies submitting bids to develop projects in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

WaterNet Advisor app

DHI WaterNet Advisor is a new web application for water utility operators or emergency response teams to get data about the water network at their fingertips. The simple interface supports faster decision-making – reducing the process from hours or even days to just minutes.

By communicating our solutions through increased social media efforts, we get connected to our clients more quickly. What this means is that great conversations happen earlier and urgent water challenges can be solved more promptly than before.

Perspectives on digital transformation

Three predictions of the future of water

Richard Vestner

Richard Vestner

Executive Vice President
Regional Director, Europe

Connect:

In what ways will digitalisation impact the world of water?

Digitalisation offers a lot of opportunities for the water sector. It will further promote smart water solutions and create real value by integration, management and analysis of data in real-time.

Digitalisation offers a lot of opportunities for the water sector. It will further promote smart water solutions and create real value by integration, management and analysis of data in real-time. Combined with the power of modelling, data will optimise control and management of water systems and hence improve resource and production efficiency, and decrease water risks and operational costs. This evolution enables a holistic understanding of water systems, which in turn qualifies for sustainable and pro-active decisions and actions. Digitalisation definitely will improve how water is managed and change how business is conducted and DHI is prepared to support this challenge.
Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer

Senior Vice President
Global Sales

Connect:

What are the impacts of digitalisation on technology and innovation?

We live in a connected world where skills, people, culture and technology integrate and interact more and more.

We live in a connected world where skills, people, culture and technology integrate and interact more and more. As we continue to invest in core water components, we also redevelop and extend our products and concepts for a connected and service-oriented computing model, where we can embrace all the opportunities offered by new technology. 2016 has been the year where we made the drawings and laid the foundation. 2017 will be the year we execute and deliver our first results.
Martin Lütken

Martin Lütken

Vice President,
MIKE Powered by DHI Development

Connect:

How will clients from the water sector benefit from this digital evolution?

Data is the new element. Digitalisation makes all of us capable of analysing and extracting the information hidden in huge amounts of data.

Data is the new element. Digitalisation makes all of us capable of analysing and extracting the information hidden in huge amounts of data. In return, the information enables us to make better decisions faster, at an even more affordable price. The value of this is that urgent water challenges can now be tackled and addressed at a much quicker pace than ever before.

THE ACADEMY by DHI

6100

People trained in 2016

11%

Participated in online courses in 2016

2100

Welcomed at our seminars in 2016

The world is increasingly moving online. For many of us, the internet is the first place we turn to when looking for resources and information. Completely in line with this digital development, THE ACADEMY by DHI is offering an increasing number of online courses, both instructor-led and self-paced.

In 2016, THE ACADEMY by DHI trained more than 6,100 people – 11% of whom participated in online courses. We expect this number to grow – and invite you to try out e-learning if it is new to you. Browse our free and paid online courses (pay securely via our new online payment system!) for one that’s right for you.

Knowledge is one of the few things that increases when shared. As we continue the process of lifelong learning, we discover that there are always innovative ways to learn and share. Join us in this journey!

DHI 2016: In focus

As a global company, we share knowledge on water across continents – be it on land or at sea. The more we share, the larger impact we can make. We strongly support the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s efforts in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

In 2017 and beyond, we look forward to supporting your projects in an even more seamless manner – with our dynamic digital solutions offered across various water environments.

Want to know more? Check out just a few of the many projects we have completed for clients around the world and see how we performed in 2016.