With his solid academic achievements—a journey which originally took him from Syria to France and then to Canada—Ammar has since become a recognized national and international expert in hydraulics engineering. Furthermore, he has contributed to major European Community research projects and published articles in international journals. With more than 25 years spent developing this practical experience on four continents, he has been involved in the design and refurbishment of hydraulic structures, dams, and hydroelectric power plants, while working on various surface water and river flow drainage projects.
In addition, Ammar has specialized in analyzing natural hydrological and water phenomena through numerical modeling. He has been involved in a number of Quebec projects, such as the determination of benchmark flood levels for several rivers in the Laurentians; hydraulic analysis for bridge design; ice and permafrost analysis; and river bank protection design. He has also participated in the design of canals, dykes, and hydraulic structures for a number of clients, including Hydro-Québec, Ontario Power Generation, and Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro.
Ammar has played a crucial role in the success of the projects led by him. Accomplishments include the rehabilitation study regarding a 150-year-old dam in Ontario; and a safety analysis of three Yukon Energy Corporation hydroelectric facilities, among which, a timber dam, a 32-metre-high embankment dam with a 300- metre feeding tunnel, and a 6-kilometre-long artificial canal.