Arash Kanani

Associate faculty

Environment & Sustainability

Arash Kanani is a registered professional engineer in BC who works for the BC Ministry of Citizens’ Services as a project lead. Throughout his career he has developed advanced skill sets in teaching and mentoring in academia, as well as engineering and project management in industry.


In addition to Kanani’s work as an engineer, he is an experienced instructor. His teaching experiences include five years as a lab instructor in hydraulics in the civil engineering department of Queen’s University (2009-2014) and one year as a sessional lecturer in hydraulics and hydrology in the civil engineering department at the University of Victoria (2017-18). Kanani has been teaching in environmental hydrology and remediation in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads since 2018.


PhD in Civil Engineering in water resources

Queen’s University

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering)

Sharif University of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Iran University of Science and Technology


da Silva, A. M. F., & Kanani, A. (2018). A Study of Large-Scale Horizontal Turbulence in Alluvial Streams, with a View Towards Its Morphological Consequences. In Free Surface Flows and Transport Processes (pp. 1-25). Springer, Cham.

Kanani, A., & Da Silva, A. M. F. (2015). Application of continuous wavelet transform to the study of large-scale coherent structures. Environmental Fluid Mechanics15(6), 1293-1319.

da Silva, A. F., Ahmari, H., & Kanani, A. (2012). Characteristic scales and consequences of large-scale horizontal coherent structures in shallow open-channel flows. Environmental fluid mechanics—Memorial volume in honour of Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka, IAHR Monograph, Rodi W and Uhlmann M, 85-105.

Kanani, A., Ahmari, H., & Ferreira da Silva, A. M. (2010). Investigation of horizontal coherent structures in a shallow open-channel flow using velocity signal decomposition. River Flow 2010, 1059-1066

Kanani, A., Bakhtiari, M., Borghei, S. M., & Jeng, D. S. (2008). Evolutionary algorithms for the determination of critical depths in conduits. Journal of irrigation and drainage engineering134(6), 847-852.