Officials, educators and citizens gathered this weekend to discuss a variety of water-related issues; including efforts to handle the variety of waste in the James, its effect on the river, and the future of drinking water in the region. Experts at the Lynchburg Water Summit held Saturday at Lynchburg College, warned of discharge from wastewater treatment plants, storm water from city streets and animal excrement from farms. A representative with the James River Association spoke about the “State of the James River,” a report released every two years that analyzes the river’s overall health. The most recent report released in October, gave the James a “C” grade.