DHI (company)

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DHI, previously known as DHI - Institut for Vand og Miljø (DHI – Institute for Water and Environment), is an international software development and engineering consultant firm headquartered in Denmark which specializes in hydraulic and hydrological modeling software. Originating in an institute founded in 1964, DHI has about 30 offices throughout the world, with software development centres in Singapore and Hørsholm, Denmark, and approximately 1100 employees.

DHI takes its name from the acronym of the Dansk Hydraulisk Institut (Danish Hydraulic Institute), which was founded in 1964 by the Technical University of Denmark as Vandbygningsinstituttet (The Institute of Water Production) and changed its name in 1971;[1] DHI - Institut for Vand og Miljø was formed in 2000 by the merger of that with Vandkvalitetsinstituttet (The Institute for Water Quality), and in 2005 further merged with the Dansk Toksikologi Center (Danish Toxicology Centre) and simplified its name to DHI.[2]

While independent, DHI is associated with the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences [da] and maintains a partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme focused on management of water resources.[3] DHI's 2015 corporate revenue was about €119.5M.[4] Its headquarters are in Hørsholm; another centre is in Singapore.[5] Among its recent consulting projects as of 2016 are a study of the causes of the 2011 flooding in Grantham, Queensland, Australia,[6][7] an analysis of five Himalayan rivers as part of the Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project[8] and research on effects of planned dams on the River Mekong.[9]

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  1. ^ "Dansk Hydraulisk Institut". Den Store Danske Encyklopædi (in Danish). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "DHI". Den Store Danske Encyklopædi (in Danish). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment". Climate Technology Centre & Network. Climate Technology Center and Network. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 Financial Performance Report" (PDF). DHI Corporate Website. DHI. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ Maria Andreasdottir (13 February 2016). "Great Dane is new President to World Aquaculture Society Asia". ScandAsia.
  6. ^ Trent Dalton (8 March 2011). "Flood modelling animation shows the size, speed and power of Lockyer Valley's devastating floods". The Courier-Mail.
  7. ^ "Grantham: Another expert backs study clearing quarry". The Australian. 16 August 2015.
  8. ^ Gaurav Talwar (18 December 2015). "For disaster management, study of 5 Uttarakhand rivers on". The Times of India.
  9. ^ Daniel Besant (2 May 2016). "Make or break time for the Mekong". Southeast Asia Globe.
  10. ^ Nguyen, Ngoc Thach; Nguyen, Ngoc Truc; Luong, Phuong Hau (2007). "Studying shoreline change by using LITPACK mathematical model (case study in Cat Hai Island, Hai Phong City, Vietnam)". VNU Journal of Science: 244–252.
  11. ^ a b Thomas, Robert C.; Frey, Ashley E. (December 2013). "Shoreline Change Modeling Using One- Line Models: General Model Comparison and Literature Review". US Army Corps of Engineers.
  12. ^ Townsend, Kimberly E.; Thomas, Robert C; Frey, Ashley E. (September 2014). "Shoreline Change Modeling Using One-Line Models: Application and Comparison of GenCade, Unibest, and Litpack". US Army Corps of Engineers.

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