Nguyen Khanh Van – Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi;
Le Van Huong – Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi.
The article analyzes, assesses and forecasts initially the impacts of development process of population, industry, aquaculture and tourism on the environment of Huong river basin. The results shows that the increasing of waste water discharge and waste matter from the population is one of the factors which pollute the environment of Huong river basin, especially in urban areas. Besides, activities of home craft at rural areas, the extension of the scale of industrial zones are forcasted that they will increase the solid waste matter discharge, including noxious solid waste matter. The development of raising prawn by industrial methods at Tam Giang – Cau Hai eliminates millions of square meter of waste water per crop, that pollutes surface water and coastal sea water. Besides, toursim activities at the tours along Huong river basin is one of the factors which pollute this river.