Modelling and simulation of wastewater treatment plants with WEST

Online training on DHI’s dedicated WWTP modelling tool

Have a fresh start with WWTP modelling
– and get it done with WEST!

This innovative online course provides you with a comprehensive training in the use of WEST, allowing you to solve challenges related to WWTP design, operation and optimisation.

Affordable and convenient high-quality technical training!

Are you a professional, a researcher or a decision maker in the field of wastewater engineering?

How about adding modelling to your portfolio of tools and becoming effective in addressing challenges related to wastewater treatment and resource recovery?

All it takes is two hours of self-study and attending a two-hour online session per week for five weeks.

If you’re up to it, this course is for you!

You will be introduced to the main features of WEST and you will learn how to implement and simulate a virtual WWTP model. Upon course completion, you will be able to understand and reproduce the operation of a real WWTP, evaluate and possibly optimise its performance in terms of treatment, energy and cost efficiency.

We are including extra course material that will allow you to get more in-depth with the use of WEST by investing extra self-study time.

Course details and important dates

This online course is divided into five sessions. The course starts on Wednesday 21 October (practical information on the course) and continues on 28 October, 4 November, 11 November, and 18 November 2020. Sessions will take place from 14:00-16:00 UTC

Registration deadlines
Early bird: 1 October 2020 – €650 (excl. VAT)  
Standard: 14 October 2020 – €750 (excl. VAT) 

21 October, Wednesday
Introduction to course structure and methodology  
Topics: Course materials and learning methodology, preparation and assignment requirements, introduction to Zoom meeting software

28 October, Wednesday
Module 1: WWTP layout implementation

Topics: Intro to Activated Sludge Models, guided user interface, block and model library, building virtual WWTP configuration

4 November, Wednesday
Module 2: Model input definition and model simulations

Topics: Influent characterisation and fractionation, steady state and dynamic simulations, generation and analysis of model output

11 November, Wednesday
Module 3: Use of controllers in WWTP operation

Topics: Typical controllers in WWTPs, implementation and testing of control rules in WEST, sensors, top-level quantities, data input tool

18 November, Wednesday
Module 4: Evaluation of WWTP performance

Topics: Variable-process-cost calculators, operational characteristics of simulated WWTP, energy consumption, cost evaluation

4 instructor-led online modules & 1 one-hour course introduction

650* excl. vat
  • *Price will revert to €750 after 1 October 2020
  • Includes access to WEST software during course, 30 days' Internet evaluation license for WEST, 10% discount on perpetual license or annual subscription packages including WEST by 31 March 2021, and training certificate

Your training team

Fabio Polesel

Fabio Polesel, PhD, is a wastewater engineer working at DHI’s urban water department in Denmark.

Fabio has good experience in process modelling in biological wastewater treatment systems. His tasks at DHI include wastewater modelling projects, technical support and training in the WEST software.

MSc, Environmental Engineering, Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Italy; PhD and PostDoc, Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Enrico Remigi

Enrico Remigi, PhD, is a wastewater process modeller at DHI, responsible for model implementation and technical support.

Enrico is a member of the WEST development team and has extensive experience in WEST modelling projects and training.

MSc, Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and IFA-Tulln, Austria; PhD, Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano; PostDoc, University of kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


User interface

Easy and intuitive layout implementation, advanced dashboard functionalities, as well as integrated workbooks and reporting


Dedicated library of controllers and implementation of control loops and rules used in real-world WWTP operation

Energy & costs

Detailed evaluation of energy balance (consumption, recovery) and costs for relevant process units and whole WWTP

Book Your Expert!

Do you want to dive deeper into one or more topics beyond this course’s scope? We can offer you tailored sessions adapted to your specific training needs.


5 online sessions: 03, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October 2019. Choose your preferred time below – morning or afternoon.

Price: € 600 excl. vat.

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Wednesday 21 October, 28 October, 4 November, 11 November, and 18 November 2020 from 14:00-16:00 UTC.