Future City Flow


Real-time decision support for optimal wastewater systems planning, operation and control

Reduce overflows with Future City Flow, a powerful online service that empowers water utilities to forecast conditions and evaluate potential operational scenarios and outcomes through the seamless integration of data collection, analytics and modelling technology.

Future City Flow

High flows and infiltration/inflow in both combined and separate sewer networks is a rising concern. Utilities and operators need a better way to provide an ample supply of safe water, comply with environmental legislation, and more efficiently manage wastewater systems to demonstrate budgetary performance.

With Future City Flow, you can proactively manage your city’s water flows to buffer the impacts of weather, growing urban populations, densification and aging infrastructure. The power of Future City Flow lies in the collation of SCADA, GIS and weather data that’s fed into an on-line forecasting model, predicted control system. This scenario based planning tool targets a reduction of I&I. The user interface is structured as a cloud service via Microsoft Azure, accessible through a unique user sign-in.

Achieve more with Future City Flow

Support strategy development

Formulate a comprehensive mitigation plan based on modelled and measured data including a cost-benefit assessment of actions in different locations.

Prioritise resources

Reveal which areas of your city are causing the most negative impact and conduct target-based performance evaluations.

Optimise operational control strategies

Prepare assets for expected flow increases by leveraging real-time forecasts and automated control.

Control flows in real-time

Execute weather adapted, model control-based strategies and two-way communication with SCADA for control variables and setpoints.

Achieve long-term targets

Determine where more remediation budget is required and devise target-based action plans including accumulated costs and benefits.

Save money

Put an end to spending time and money on ineffective reactive assessments and mitigation measures without proper insight of cost efficiency and expected ROI.

Get to know Future City Flow

Watch how Future City Flow helps support daily operations and strategic planning.
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Key application areas

With Future City Flow, you can:
  • Optimise the control of an entire sewer network / wastewater system
  • Execute real-time weather adapted control strategies
  • Prioritise the allocation of investments
  • Ensure wastewater is contained in green infrastructure, pipes and plants
  • Proactively evaluate which mitigation plans and actions are providing the most ROI
  • Follow up on performance with a current status outlook and comparison to KPIs

Get started!

Future City Flow features three modules – Data, Planning and Real-Time Control which can be adapted to the maturity level of the utility and operators. After understanding your needs and desired modules, we will take care of the initial configuration and then the system is ready for use!

It’s all about quality

At DHI, we have been solving complex challenges in urban water environments since 1964. We answer the demands of today’s market and customers asking for fast and simple worldwide digital access to actionable data and information.
Future City Flow builds on MIKE Powered by DHI’s powerful hydraulic and hydrologic engines trusted and recognised globally by water professionals.
Whether you’re interested in data analysis, real-time control, planning support or all three, Future City Flow offers a custom, right-sized solution to suit the specific needs of your wastewater system.

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