Introduction to the modelling of water quality in collection systems

This two-day, hands-on course gives you an introduction to model water quality in urban collection system networks using MIKE URBAN. The aim is to enable you to set up and run basic water quality models and to assess and present the simulation results. MIKE URBAN covers modelling of surface runoff, flows and water quality.

The water quality in the collection system and in the discharges/overflow has an impact on both the infrastructure and the recipients. The formation hydrogen sulphide in sanitary and combined sewer systems causes odour and corrosion nuisances as well as unsafe working environment. This is a serious problem, which affects large areas of a typical sanitary sewer system. The mitigation of the odour and corrosion damages is costly. Other examples are the combined sewer overflow to recipients, which impacts both the aquatic life and causes a health risk to human activities. The management and treatment of storm water quality is yet another topic, which also has impact on the receiving waters. 

MIKE URBAN models the water quality components on the surface by attaching them to the surface runoff. The water quality components are thereafter transported by advection-dispersion by the flow in the network.


  • Advection-Dispersion
  • Long Term Simulation and Advection-Dispersion
  • Introduction to MIKE ECO Lab
  • Use existing MIKE ECO Lab templates
  • Modify existing MIKE ECO Lab templates and create your own template
  • Local treatment options using MIKE ECO Lab
  • Running surface runoff and water quality simulations
  • Presenting and analysing simulation results
  • Hands-on exercises


Professionals in the fields of design, planning and optimisation of urban water infrastructure interested in obtaining understanding of how to model water quality using MIKE URBAN MIKE 1D and MIKE ECO Lab. Participants must be acquainted with the functionalities of MIKE URBAN CS either through experience or through participation in the course ‘MIKE URBAN COLLECTION SYSTEMS - Introduction to the modelling of collection systems’.