Introduction to river and channel modelling

This two-day, hands-on course gives you an introduction to MIKE HYDRO River and its capabilities for modelling of river systems. The aim is to enable you to create, edit and run basic river models and to analyse and present the simulation results.
MIKE HYDRO River is our new generation river modelling system and the successor to MIKE 11 - one of the most commonly applied 1D river modelling packages throughout the world. MIKE HYDRO River is a highly efficient modelling tool for the detailed design, management and operation of both simple and complex river and channel systems. 

MIKE HYDRO River is used in a wide range of river related application areas such as flooding, flood forecasting and flood management, water quality, dam break analysis, structure operations and salinity intrusion in rivers, canals, wetlands and other water bodies. The wide range of add-on modules allows you to build your own personal river modelling tool box.


  • Introduction to MIKE HYDRO (River module and other add-ons)
  • Introduction and theoretical background to 1D hydrodynamic river modelling 
  • Understanding data requirements for optimal model set up and application
  • The MIKE Zero Project Explorer
  • Building river models in MIKE HYDRO River
  • Running simulations
  • Understanding and presenting simulation results
  • Introduction to modelling of basic hydraulic structures 
  • Model stability and calibration
  • Hands-on exercises


Professionals who are interested in obtaining a general understanding of river modelling with MIKE HYDRO River and learn about its capabilities to set up and run river models. Additionally, existing MIKE 11 users who would like an introduction to MIKE HYDRO River - the successor to MIKE 11. 
This course or corresponding knowledge is required in order to participate in our other courses  'MIKE HYDRO River - Advanced hydrodynamic modelling',  'MIKE FLOOD - River flood modelling', 'MIKE FLOOD - Integrated pipes, channels and surface modelling' and ‘Flood modelling with Flexible Mesh (FM) - Take your flood modelling a step further’.