European FOG Summit 2021

Each year, sewer blockages related to fat, oil and grease (FOG) cost global water authorities billions to clear – and pose a significant threat to the environment. On 14 October 2021, thought leaders from across Europe will gather and share ways to address this challenge at the European FOG Summit.

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In collaboration with SwiftComply and British Water, we’re proud to bring this international event to the UK for the first time – where it will take place on Brighton seafront at the Hilton Metropole hotel*.


What to expect on the day

The European FOG Summit will examine the current challenge and what the future might hold. It’s an opportunity for collaboration, thought leadership and positive change to shape the UK and global water industry’s approach to FOG.

On the day, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • hear from international thought leaders
  • learn proactive FOG-mitigation strategies
  • discover technological solutions
  • explore insights from international research
  • find out what role FOG could have in sustainability
  • join exclusive networking events (in-person attendees only)
  • tour Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works (in-person attendees only).

We welcome attendees from UK or European water companies, the extended supply chain, governmental, environmental and circular economy groups and associations.

See agenda and find out who is speaking


Join us – register your interest today

Tickets are available from 12 May 2021. Till then, be the first to hear about dates, speakers, and early bird offers. 

Register your interest


About the organisers and event information


SwiftComply launched the first European FOG Summit in 2019 from Amsterdam at Waternet’s headquarters. The second event in 2020 was again hosted in Amsterdam.

British Water

British Water has played an active and contributing role in past events – and also  hosts a bi-annual FOG conference in the UK, that will instead support the EU FOG Summit in 2021.

Southern Water

Why not check out our new campaign video, made with real members of the community with a passion for their beach.

A huge thanks to Tom Evans from the Environment Agency in Sussex, Dave Melmoth from Joss Bay Surf School in Kent and Vanessa Churchman from the Isle of Wight... Of course, the real stars of the show are the beautiful beaches in our region - we hope you enjoy it!

Southern Water has been present at both past summits and has been influential in bringing this event to the UK.

*COVID-19 note:

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 government safety guidelines. Rest assured, this event will only go ahead under the safest conditions. Whilst it is our ambition to create a fruitful environment for delegates to network and meet, we are considering hybrid and digital opportunities. All tickets purchased are COVID-19 secure and will be fluid to the situation at the time.  In the event of the Summit not being able to take place, tickets will be refunded or the date postponed.


129 litres
Water usage per head, per day

Target 2018–19: 133.7 litres
Achieved 2018–19: 129.9 litres

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