Author(s): A.A. Gede Oka Parwata, A.A. Ayu Ngr. Harimini, I Gusti Agung Mas Rwa Jayantiari, I Gusti Agung Mas Rwa Jayantiari, Dandy Pranajaya
This research with the title "Subak Management in COVID-19 Pandemic to Realize Community-Based Tourism" basically answers the research question “how is Subak management for community-based tourism (CBT) conducted to restore economy during COVID19 pandemic?” The method used in this research was normative legal research with statutory, historical, conceptual, and philosophical approaches. The legal materials used in this research were primary legal materials, secondary materials, and non-legal materials. Interviews (for example with informants Pekaseh and former Pekaseh) and field observation were conducted to obtain clarification and confirmation of the legal materials that had been read and reviewed prior to the field research. Regarding the research problem, it was found that active involvement of the community played a key role in the planning and its implementation. Community-based tourism is expected to reduce the use of non-renewable natural resources and exploitation of environment. This research suggests a form of tourism that can preserve culture and natural environment. Therefore, synergy between local law and state law is necessary. The government has to function as a facilitator providing assistance for enhancement of all Subak organizations and to their members in the efforts of restoring the economy of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic as a form of local communities’ empowerment.