Global Challenge

Coastal Resilience

Technology to help plan for and adapt to more frequent, widespread and severe coastal flooding

The issue

By 2025, nearly 6 billion people will live within 200 km of a coastline – close to double the number in 2003. Population growth – along with climate change induced sea level rise, storm surges and heavy rainfall intensity are spurring the noticeable increase in coastal flooding and degradation of ecosystems and coastal regions.

Why it matters

According to The Global Risks Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum, the most frequently cited risk interconnection was the pairing of ‘failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation’ and ‘extreme weather events.’ It’s time to take action and implement real measures to protect our coastal communities.

How we can help

MIKE Powered by DHI’s suite of coastal resilience tools and technology enable you to not only understand vulnerabilities but develop real solutions to protect against flood danger. You’ll gain powerful insight on how to best address key concerns such as storm surge risk and the capacity of your storm water infrastructure.

Capabilities

From data analysis to real-time control, we have you covered.

As sea levels rise and urban vulnerabilities increase, mainstream investment in adaptation and resilience will follow. The amount of actionable information gained from layering complementary tools and modelling software can enable true adaptation to be achieved.

DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS TOOLS

Access Bathymetrics and MetOcean Data Portals loaded with reliable environmental data on water levels, currents, salinity, wind and waves to better understand local conditions.

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COASTAL FLOOD MODELLING SOFTWARE

Pick and choose from a wide variety of software modules to analyse, model and simulate flood risks. Quickly identify vulnerabilities, predict hazards and design appropriate flood defences.

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REAL-TIME OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS

Convert the knowledge gained from your model into actionable information by creating a real-time flood forecasting, warning or operational system for on-demand flood protection.

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No in-house modelling resources? No worries

Are you interested in implementing MIKE technology in your community but don’t have the in-house resources to learn and use the applications? No worries. What’s unique about DHI is that we don’t just develop the tools, we use them ourselves as a super user across all domains. We have a large team of in-house consultants that can help communities such as yours develop coastal resilience solutions.

Contact us to learn more about the services provided by our Solutions department.

Client success stories

See our technology in action

MIKE Coastal Resilience Technology provides real solutions to the growing threats of coastal flooding and erosion. See how these clients have benefited from this advanced technology to better protect their communities.

Did you know?

Spending on disaster recovery is almost nine times higher than on prevention.*

* Source: The Global Risks Report 2019

Blog post

Best practices for successful coastal flooding adaptation

Advanced forecast of extreme weather events has provided support to many marine and coastal activities from coastal flooding to planning. However, understanding flood risk in itself is just the beginning. The best coastal flooding tools not only provide flood risk evaluation, but also help us develop real and economic solutions using our latest knowledge.

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Featured training

Building Resilience to Coastal Hazards: Technologies for pragmatic decision making in a changing climate

Join this free 45-minute webinar to gain powerful insight on key resilience frameworks and how technologies can offer a holistic approach to decision support and enable adaptation planning for now and the future. See how the best coastal resilience tools not only provide flood risk evaluation, but also help us develop real and economic solutions using our latest knowledge.

12 Dec 19 | 4:00pm UTC Local time

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