SaafConsult has been invited to develop a proposal for the Blue Gold Innovation Fund in Bangladesh. We are currently developing a proposal for use of water hyacinth waste for paper production, in cooperation with the Kumudini Welfare Trust. Water hyacinth is a serious impediment to flow in the canals. By harvesting the hyacinth and using it for paper production an incentive is created to clean canals and ponds, hence improving flow. The pilot will explore market options for the paper, and the production options.