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MIKE URBAN is an urban modeling software package used to model water conveyance systems.[1] MIKE URBAN was developed by DHI and is built using ArcGIS Desktop, a software product of ESRI.


MIKE URBAN includes three main modules: MIKE URBAN Model Manager, Collection System (CS) module, Water Distribution modules.

The Model Manager provides the primary user interface and manages the various network elements of MIKE URBAN.

The Collection System module is generally used for modeling of free surface or combined free surface and pressurized hydraulic networks, such as urban sewer collection systems or storm drain collection systems. The Collection System module can be used with either SWMM or MOUSE as its underlying hydraulic engine. Some of the features include pipe flow simulation, rainfall-runoff simulation, real-time control simulation, pollutant transport simulation, biological processes simulation.

The Water Distribution module is generally used for hydraulic modeling of pressurized distribution system networks, such as urban drinking water distribution systems, and uses EPANET as its underlying hydraulic engine. Some of the features include automatic calibration of water distribution network models, fire-flow tool for analyzing the capacity of water distribution systems, control simulation options for extended period simulations, transient flow simulation of fully pressurized systems.


MIKE URBAN can be used for collection system and water distribution system data management, stormwater modeling, wastewater modeling and water distribution network modeling.

Some examples of utilities which use Mike Urban for hydraulic modeling of their sewer or stormwater collection systems include the City of Lynnwood, Washington (United States),[2] Lexington, Kentucky (United States),[3] and Washington DC (United States).[4]

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  1. ^ Dunaieva, Ielizaveta; Popovych, Victor; Traverso, Elisa. "Overview of GIS Applications". Prepared Enabling Change. Seventh Framework Programme. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "BHC Consultants Wastewater Project Briefs". BHC Consultants. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Hydraulic Model Report". CDM and Hazen and Sawyer. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "18 February 2010 Meeting Minutes" (PDF). DCWASA. District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors Environmental Quality and Operations Committee. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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