Contribute to CLEARWATERS

CLEARWATERS, the official publication of NYWEA, welcomes submissions. We publish in hardcopy and online. Authors are not paid for articles but retain rights after publication.
Upcoming issues
Issue and main topic Submission deadline Projected publication
Spring 2002: The Hudson River Jan 2, 2002 Mar 15, 2002
Summer 2002: Buffalo River Apr 1, 2002 Jun 15, 2002
Autumn 2002: Long Island resources Jul 1, 2002 Sep 15, 2002
Winter 2002: OPEN Oct 1, 2002 Dec 15, 2002
Spring 2003: OPEN Jan 2, 2003 Mar 15, 2003

Guidelines for authors

CLEARWATERS is read by consultants, operators, and regulators involved in wastewater treatment and the environment in New York State. We publish articles about the technical, operational, and policy aspects of these topics. Please contact the editor to discuss an article in advance of submitting a manuscript.
Types and lengths of articles
Article type Word count Page equivalent
Feature 2000-3500 3-5
Medium article 700-1500 1½-3 double-spaced pages)
Sidebar <500 1

Please email articles to  Hope Dodge, Editor at,
or send electronic media (zip disk, CD, floppy disk) or hard copy to 218 Kensington Rd., Syracuse, NY 13210-3026.

Press releases

CLEARWATERS is glad to receive news releases that are pertinent to our readers. Please send releases to the editor. We do not print press releases that promote a single product. We are glad to receive photos with press releases.

Graphics guidelines

Nearly every article suitable for CLEARWATERS benefits from technical illustrations and photographs. The preferred format for photos is the actual hard copy of the photograph rather than an electronic file. If you must submit a file, however, please use a bit-mapped format such as .tif with a density of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi).

Line art such as that used for charts or schematics should be submitted in the same fashion. Please do not use very light line weights or tiny lettering on drawings because they do not reproduce well in hardcopy and render the drawing unusable for the Web.

To test to see if your drawing is usable on the Web, check that your drawing is readable on a monitor's screen at 72 dpi with a maximum width of 430 pixels.


Please contact the editor: Bob Bellandi, or phone 315-491-7767.