Abstract—The aim of this research was to assess the water footprint level of Thai banana production. Firstly, the water consumption inventory of banana production was developed. The water consumptions in the banana farms and a case study of banana industry were collected based on the inventory. The results showed that the water consumption of banana plantation was 842.02 m3 including 443.50 m3 of green water, 398.52 m3 of blue water and not found grey water. Moreover, 1638.59 m3/rai was found in the one rai of banana plantation consisted of 863.06 m3/rai of green water and 775.53 m3/rai of blue water. From the finding of this study, the reduction approach of water footprint for banana production should be the reduction of watering the plant in the process of banana growing.
Index Terms—Water footprint, water consumption, banana production, life cycle assessment, Thailand.
Cheerawit Rattanapan is with ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Weerawat Ounsaneha is with Faculty of Science and Technology, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, Thailand (corresponding author; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Cheerawit Rattanapan and Weerawat Ounsaneha, "Water Footprint Assessment of Thai Banana Production," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 151-156, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).