Saman Hashemi

Saman Hashemi



2014 MSc Civil Engineering-River Engineering, SBU (Shahid Beheshti University), Tehran, IRAN.

Thesis: River Ecological Response to Morphologic Changes Induced by Hydrologic and Hydraulic Processes.



2014 - 2017: Hydrology & Hydraulic Expert at Barayand Consulting Engineers Company, IRAN.

2013 - 2014: Teacher Assistant (TA) on water transfer system design courses, Shahid Beheshti University, IRAN.

2008: ICI award winner 2nd place, 6th Iranian Concrete Institute (ICI) student Competitions, Tehran, IRAN.



Tabatabai M.R.M., Nadushan M.R., Hashemi S., 2016. “Impact of Hydrogeomorphic Processes on Ecological Functions of Target Species”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.

Research interests

Project Overview

Quality and diversity of aquatic habitat are of key supporting components in healthy riverine ecosystems. Considering river physical processes in monitoring aquatic habitat changes is crucial for designing environmental flow regimes in heavily modified rivers as required by EU and UK law. Although environmental flow standards attempt to optimise flow releases from water reservoires, there is a need for developing new empirical evidence to recognize how successful these existing standards are in delivering good ecological potential in heavily modified rivers.

This project aims to test the existing standards, design and implement a number of designer flows using hydrogeomororphic modeling and examine how altered flow regime can be implemented in regulated rivers to maintain river ecological integrity. 



European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant, Project EuroFLOW

Research interests

Eco-hydromorphology, Numerical Modelling, Remote Sensing.

Research groups and institutes

  • River Basin Processes and Management
  • water@leeds