Introduction to the modelling of collection systems

This two-day, hands-on course gives you an introduction to data management and numerical modelling (MIKE 1D) of urban collection system networks (separate and combined). The aim is to enable you to set up and run basic collection system models and to analyse and present the simulation results.

MIKE URBAN CS is a GIS-based software system that provides a complete working environment for the analysis, management and operation of storm water drainage and waste water systems in separate and combined systems.

MIKE URBAN covers modelling of surface runoff, flows, water quality and sediment transport. The software is the urban water modelling software of choice when the important parameters for model selection are stability, work flow, openness, flexibility, GIS integration and physical soundness.


  • Overview of MIKE URBAN and the project concept
  • GIS functionalities: Selection, layers, symbology, labelling, etc.
  • Model data requirements and model building principles
  • Manual and graphic data input and editing options
  • Essentials of data import/export functionality
  • Tools for facilitating the modelling process
  • Surface runoff methods
  • Time series and boundary conditions
  • Running runoff and hydrodynamic simulations
  • Presenting and analysing results
  • Hands-on exercises


Professionals who are interested in obtaining a general understanding of the MIKE URBAN CS modelling system and in setting up and run simple urban collection models. This course or corresponding knowledge is required in order to participate in the courses 'MIKE FLOOD - 1D and 2D urban flood modelling', 'MIKE FLOOD - Integrated pipes, channels and surface modelling', 'MIKE URBAN CS - Long term statistics (LTS) modelling of collection systems', and 'MIKE URBAN CS - Real Time Control (RTC) modelling of collection systems' , ‘MODELLING OF STORM WATER FOR GREEN CITIES - Methods and structures’ and MIKE URBAN WATER QUALITY - Introduction to the modelling of water quality in collection systems’.