On Tuesday-Wednesday, December 1-2 of 2020, a Workshop on the Preparation of Term of Reference (TOR) for the Masterplan ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) for Brebes Coastal Area was held. This workshop is an activity organized by the Central Java Province PUSDATARU Office and invites various agencies and related parties involved in Central Java ICZM team, including Diponegoro University Center for ICZM as one of the collaborative partners.

Taking place at Hotel Santika Premiere Semarang, the event was opened by the Head of the Central Java Province PUSDATARU Office, Ir.SR.Eko Yunianto, Sp.1. He said that the northern coastal area of Central Java must be given attention in anticipating the development of industrial estates that have been regulated in the Presidential Decree. In addition, it was also conveyed that in the preparation of master plan for the coastal area of Brebes, it must be in accordance with the existing Spatial Planning (Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah) and must consider the management of water resources and coastal natural conditions.

The speakers who attended and gave material at this workshop included the Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Central Java Province, represented by Ir. Lilik Harnadi, M.Si, M.Sc; a consortium of Indonesian-Dutch cooperation represented by Victor John Coenen from Witteveen+Bos; Bappeda Brebes Regency; as well as Dr.-Ing Wisnu Pradoto and Dr. Muhammad Helmi who represented the Center for ICZM, Diponegoro University. Various materials from the profile of Brebes Regency, the potential and problems of the coastal area of Brebes, to the international example of ICZM are given so that in the preparation of this TOR, it can provide suggestion in accordance with the conditions of coastal area of Brebes Regency.