Dr. Gerhard Backeberg
Vice President Hon.
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Dr. Gerhard Backeberg (born 1954) obtained Ph.D. from University of Pretoria (1994). He has more than 30 years of experience in various capacities,of which Department of Agriculture (1977-1995) and Water Research Commission (1995 to Present). Dr. Backeberg is also associated with many professional societies which include: South African Irrigation Institute, International Association of Agricultural Economists, etc. He has won so many awards like S2A3 Bronze Medal for research excellence award by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science in 1985; Certificate for best M.Sc. dissertation awarded by the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) in 1984; ICID 2007 Best Paper Award for the article published in Irrigation and Drainage, Vol.55(1); SABI Silver Award 2007 for contribution to irrigation research in South Africa etc. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers and articles published in proceedings and journals. Presently, Dr. Backeberg is serving as the Director: Water Utilisation in Agriculture, Water Research Commission, South Africa.
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