DHI Group / Newsletter #Dec 2014
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'2014 is a significant year for us as it marks 50 years of dedicated research and experience in solving water challenges. With the opening of new offices in Turkey, Indonesia and Peru, we continue to bring our knowledge of water environments closer to you.

Our offices around the world operate with one overall purpose in mind: to consistently offer best practices to our clients. We are dedicated to providing quality solutions backed by a robust and dependable system. The ISO 9001 certification—which more of our global offices have strived to achieve—serves as a check mark in this journey. And indeed, it remains our focus that clients experience one common approach to quality, environment, and health and safety management everywhere we are.

Thank you for being with us as we make our flexible solutions even more accessible to you in 2015.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season!' - Antoine Labrosse, CEO

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Supporting the Port of Brisbane's capacity expansion plans
In order to support Port of Brisbane's capacity expansion plans, an integrated numerical model was developed for the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) – the entity that manages and develops the port. The integrated model, capable of resolving detailed hydrodynamics and wave transformations, played a part in enhancing the port's commercial activity.
Developing a water resources information system for the Lake Victoria Basin
Lake Victoria—the world's second largest freshwater body—provides many East African countries with water for transportation, hydropower generation and daily consumption. Working with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), we developed a Water Resources Information System (WRIS), enabling stakeholders to easily access, share and evaluate basin data to better manage water resources.
Conducting a full hindcast study of the Northern North Sea
Statoil Petroleum AS needed detailed data on currents in the Northern North Sea in order to accurately design offshore oil- and gas-related structures. To ensure that Statoil had access to meaningful data to support their design process, we conducted a full hindcast study of the Northern North Sea—potentially resulting in significant cost savings.
Using an Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan to protect Singapore's natural heritage
To build the Bukom Refinery, Shell appointed JTC Corporation (JTC) to reclaim land by connecting three islands off the country's southwest coast. To ensure that the land reclamation would not harm the environment, an Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP) was put in place, enabling JTC to detect unexpected effects on the environment at a very early stage.
Enabling sustainable power plant developments along the Elbe River
With new power plants planned along the Elbe River, Hamburg, Germany, the adjacent federal states decided to develop a heat capacity plan to address concerns of water discharge and its impact on the aquatic environment. A hydraulic ecological model based on MIKE by DHI was developed and served as a potent instrument in supporting authorities with the planning, approval and licensing processes of new power plants along rivers.
Assessing sediment spill risks of the Øresund Fixed Link
Strict environmental requirements had to be fulfilled in order to carry out construction works for the Øresund Fixed Link, which connects Sweden and Denmark. It was crucial that the works would not block water exchange between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Due to a decision support tool we developed using hydrodynamic modelling, and an adaptive monitoring and environmental management system, our client was able to complete the Fixed Link six months ahead of schedule.
Improving water management in North India
To manage droughts and floods in the North Indian States, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) needed to know the state of the water in its catchment and command area. They must ensure that enough water is available for the population's irrigation needs. The Real-Time Decision Support System (RTDSS) that was developed contributed to better flood management while optimising operations to meet the region's water needs.

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/ THE ACADEMY: Enhance your knowledge

The past year and what's happening in 2015

THE ACADEMY by DHI offered a wide variety of topical and exciting activities in 2014. We further developed our collaboration with a number of universities, held a large number of User Group Meetings (UGMs) and seminars attended by more than 1,500 people throughout the world, and conducted a broad range of interesting and exciting courses worldwide.

A few, but by no means exhaustive, highlights included:

  • Organising a water management seminar on sustainable water management in September in La Paz. One hundred professionals attended the event, which was arranged in collaboration with the Danish embassy in Bolivia. More information is available here.
  • Successfully conducting a five-day public training course on MIKE 21 and MIKE 21C in Shanghai, China with 130 participants. More information is available here.
  • Successfully holding the fifth User Group Meetings and integrated water resources management (IWRM) training courses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam) in September. Close to 100 professionals attended the UGMs. We conducted three-day IWRM training courses attended by 37 participants prior to the UGM. The courses were arranged in collaboration with the UNEP-DHI Centre. Further information is available here.

As a part of the continued collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and DHI, we are proud to announce a three-day course ‘UNDERSTANDING THE COASTAL OCEAN - A foundation course in the modelling of waves and tides’ in January 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The course description can be obtained here.

We also plan on repeating the high-level international training course on scour and marine structures that took place in Denmark in October 2014. In 2015, the course will take place in Denmark 17-18 September and in China in March. Further details on the course can be obtained here.

Please visit our global courses and events calendar and check when courses and events are scheduled in your region and in your language in 2015. Use the search and filter function to get a quick overview of our offerings and to find the activities that are relevant for you.

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Conference on Decision Support Systems for Early Warning and Mitigation Disaster
West Bengal, India
28-30 December, 2014
India Water Week
New Delhi - 110017, India
14-17 January, 2015

GeoTHERM - Expo & Congress
Offenburg, Germany
5-6 March, 2015
EWEA Offshore Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark
10-12 March, 2015

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