Methods and structures

This two-day course gives you an introduction to different approaches to the modelling of various types of green infrastructure in MIKE URBAN and their effect on different types of storm events. In addition, you are also introduced to storm water quality and modelling thereof as well as storm water quality treatment options. The course encompasses all types of the green infrastructure practices on the local level thus including bio-retention cells, rain gardens, green roofs, infiltration trenches, permeable pavements, rain barrels and vegetative swales

In recent years we have experienced increased focus on making cities water sustainable. Today many cities strive towards integrating the entire urban water cycle into the urban planning. In this way, environmental degradation is minimised and the aesthetic and recreational appeal of the cities improved. Concurrently, cities also need to adapt to a changing climate.

Cities and water utilities need to be able to quantify and document the effects of introducing green infrastructure, for instance in relation to climate change adaptation options, the improvement of water quality in recipients and rainwater harvesting in cities with water shortage.


  • Modelling of green solutions at screening level
  • Modelling the different elements of a green infrastructure at a detailed hydraulic level
  • On-going developments in urban storm water modelling with MIKE URBAN
  • How to couple the green solutions with an existing drainage network
  • Storm water quality and the modelling thereof
  • Applying treatment water quality measures to various types of green infrastructure
  • Result viewing and analysis
  • Hands-on exercises


Professionals who are experienced MIKE URBAN users and who are working with storm water projects or planning to do so.

Participants must be acquainted with the basic functionalities of MIKE URBAN CS either through experience or through the participation in the MIKE URBAN CS introductory course prior to the course.